Whether summers in San Diego are really getting hotter or we’ve lost our tolerance for heat as we grow older, lots of us are tempted to yank out noisy, dripping window air conditioners and replace them with quiet, efficient whole-house central-air-conditioning systems. But we don’t take the idea any further. Those of you with forced-air furnace ducts in place worry that modifying the heating system will be costly and result in inefficiency. And if you don’t have ducts, you can’t imagine how they’re going to be added without destroying the house and costing a bundle. But installing central air is easier and less costly than you might think.
When added to an existing forced-air heating system, central air for a 2,000-square-foot home costs $3,500 to $4,000 and can be done by two technicians in one or two days, often with little or no change to the ducting.
For a house that needs ducts, the costs and work time double. But a contractor experienced in retrofitting can cleverly hide ductwork behind walls, in the back of closets and up in the attic with minimal cuts into walls and the ceiling and very little mess.
Call us at Aairco San Diego Air Conditioning & Heating today for a free in home estimate.