12:24PM | 01/28/03
Member Since: 01/27/03
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I am a first time home buyer about to make an offer on a 1150 Sq. ft. house with no central air/heat and on a slab foundation.
Can someone please give me a ballpark figure at what it could cost me to have central air and heat installed? There is no ductwork or anything.
I know that every job is different. I just want to know if this is something I might be able to swing this year or save up for. I live in an area where the cost of living is fairly low.


03:33AM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
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Major questions must be answered before anyone could make suggestions. It will not be cheap, no matter what.
You should get a couple of free estimates from contractors in your area.


04:28PM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
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Rpxlpx is right, each house and each situation is different. Many Heating and Air Conditioning Companies offer free estimates with no obligations. It really depends on the area where you live and what space is available for the proper installation as to what the cost will be. Do not be afraid to call as many companies as you feel you need to so you can get the best price for what you get. Also, ask any of your friends if they have had similar work done and if they would reccomend a reputable company. Remember though that the cheapest price may not always be the best bargain. You want the system to be sized right and know that if there are any problems that the installer will come by promptly and correct the problem at no additional cost to you.


04:04PM | 02/03/03
Member Since: 01/01/03
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I echo the previous posts. I added ac several years ago to an older home of about 1500 sq feet, but with no duct work. They ran the ducts through closets to get to both floors and it ran me about $6,000. I think this was 1997,but not sure. The big consideration for you is the ductwork...that was costly.
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