Gut Rehab - HVAC - Posted by JJ OMalley

Posted by d on March 25, 2002 at 21:58:19:

Hey Nate…could you e-mail me directly - I’d like to find out more about your ac installation. I recently had an estimate from a trusted contractor but your deal sounds much better.

Gut Rehab - HVAC - Posted by JJ OMalley

Posted by JJ OMalley on March 23, 2002 at 18:53:22:

I am doing a gut-rehab on half of a duplex that I am moving in to. My half is 2400SF on three evenly spaced levels. I am going to be installing a new HVAC system. The contractors that have come scoped the project are knowledgeable, but I still need to educate myself. I am estimating the HVAC to costs about 20K.

Could someone point me to some good websites that breakdown HVAC in laymen terms? I am talking about boiler, burners, ductwork, coils, hydro systems, condensers, gas vs. oil, humidfiers, dry air, ventillation, chimney linings, etc.

I am trying to get a better understanding of what I really need verse what people want to sell/install.

Any websites, articles, and/or whitepapers would be great.

Thanks in advance.
JJ
omalley98@yahoo.com

Re: Gut Rehab - HVAC - Posted by dave (bal’mer)

Posted by dave (bal’mer) on March 24, 2002 at 23:53:32:

JJ,
i have done similar research before. This one site has a lot of good info. Maybe not exactly what you want, but I hope you can take some knowledge from it.

http://www.toad.net/~jsmeenen/

Best Regards,

dave(bal’mer)

Here are some other links I just dug up. They are very broad and varied.

http://www.tempstar.com/its_choose.html (links at bottom of page)

http://homerepair.about.com/cs/hvac/index.htm?iam=howstuffworks_SKD&terms=hvac

http://homerepair.about.com/library/blgxhvac.htm

http://homerepair.about.com/library/blgxhvac2.htm

Re: Gut Rehab - HVAC - Posted by garrison

Posted by garrison on March 23, 2002 at 20:29:40:

20k for hvac on a gut rehab seems quite expensive.

i have rehabbed several houses normally 2k sqft or less and have added a complete hvac system to several and the cost was nowhere near the 20k that you mention.

shop around!

garrison

Re: Gut Rehab - HVAC - Posted by Nate(DC)

Posted by Nate(DC) on March 24, 2002 at 13:04:26:

I agree, I am currently rehabbing a 2 unit and am installing all new central heat and air (2 systems - one in each unit) and all new duct work for $9600. And that is in Washington DC which is a high cost market. I think you need to get more bids.

NT

Re: Gut Rehab - HVAC - Posted by d

Posted by d on March 25, 2002 at 21:58:40:

Hey Nate…could you e-mail me directly - I’d like to find out more about your ac installation. I recently had an estimate from a trusted contractor but your deal sounds much better.