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Katrine, Real Estate Pro in 44118

How much does installing NEW central air cost?

Asked by Katrine, 44118 Fri May 2, 2008

I am looking into installing central air into my house - it's about 1800 sq.ft and has a basement, first floor and second floor.
I've gotten estimates from everything between $2000 - $30000 - what is more realistic?

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Wow, I tagged on this after another agent and then realized it was a 4 year old question.....sorry.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 1, 2012
Well hey, there's always people like me scrolling through the questions, looking for similar help. So thanks anyway! I agree, it's a lot more expensive to do central air without existing ducts. Unless you're living in a really old home, though, I'm sure you already have the frameworks necessary to start installing.

Jenn | http://www.billsplumbingheatingair.com
Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014
Your question states that you are installing, not repairing or replacing central air....the question is vague because it does not state the presence or type of heating system. And it does not state the presence and type of ducts.

So, I will assume you have a functional series of existing ducts and you are going to put in an air conditioner with a gas up-flow furnace as a combination. For your home size, I would anticipate a 4 ton unit.....this will probably be in the $7000-$9000 range installed. This also assumes that no construction will be required because you have an adequate heating closet set-up to support the furnace.

Now, if you have any other type of radiant or boiler heating system, this all goes out the window...lots of unanswered variables in the question....Good Luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 1, 2012
I say purchaser beware! $2k-$3k sounds like a realistic figure. You may find someone for $1500 but you get what you pay for, so be careful!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 1, 2012
Could use a little more info on your existing system. For example, do you have forced air or radiators? If you have a forced air furnace, how old is your existing furnace? An existing forced air furnace less than 20 years old would cost approximately $3500
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 19, 2008
Assuming you are using existing air ducts, I would think you are going to be between $3000 and $8000.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 2, 2008
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