New duct work, boiler and AC

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Posted by: from Burlington
11/4/2012 at 6:20:17 PM

Can I install new duct work from scratch, boiler and AC in an old bungalow?

Currently uses baseboard heaters and has no duct work.

If yes is this something expensive to do?

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Date/Time11/4/2012 at 8:49:17 PM

A bungalow is the easiest house type to add ducts to, especially if the basement is not finished. Cost will depend on a lot of factors, but at least 6-10k with the equipment and an un-finished basement.

Best to call around to get an accurate quote, and compare the same type and size of equipment, as that is half the cost and they vary quite a bit in cost and quality.

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Date/Time11/4/2012 at 9:30:26 PM

Yes you can.

That is if you have gas service to your home. If not then you will need to find out if there is gas service on your street. If there is a gas main on the street then you can apply to have a line brought to your home which can be done through a heating company.

Please make sure that the company you hire will provide you with a heat loss, heat gain study complete with a plan. This will provide the size of furnace and also size the duct work according to the hear loss/gain of each room or area.

You can also check with the Burlington building department if a heating permit is required.

Only as a guestimate and without seeing the project/home or having more information the amount could range any where between $8,000 to $12,000 or even a bit higher. Yes I know that the start up costs could be a hit on the budget but the savings from electric to gas will be enormous on your monthly/yearly heating costs.

Hope this helps you.

Lou Frustaglio




416-989-5890 cell

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Date/Time11/5/2012 at 10:48:32 AM

You can install a new ductwork package in an old bungalow.

Th costs associated rely on a few factors.

Are you going to continue to use baseboard to supply heat, or would you like to deliver all of the heat for the home through forced air system now?

Is your hot water for domestic use heated by the boiler or a seperate hot water tank?

Have you considered looking into a furnace, A/C, Hot water tank system?

Are you installing ductwork just so you can have central A/C?

These questions are things to consider. You will have to have an advisor out to make sure all your needs and house limitations are considered.

Finally, just about all reputable HVAC companies offer finiancing. A complete optimum level system (furnace, hwt, A/C, ducting) could be as easy as $200 per month OAC. You will have to check with your Advisor as to current rates.

Hope this helped.

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