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cost of new hydro air heating system

14 years ago

Has anyone put in a new heating system and could help me compare costs? We have a victorian, approx 1800 square feet (not including attic and basement). We are thinking of replacing a forced air/oil burner system (the oil burner is from 1981) with a hydro air, gas boiler system --and new ductwork so that we can have central air. (We have received mixed recommendations about putting in central air through the existing ducts -- one person said he would not do it because it won't work, two people said that it would not work great, but would cool off the house somewhat). Some of the benefits of going with the new system (besides the central air) would be to remove our chimney (we are opening up the kitchen/dining room), have more zones in the house, and by putting one of the air handlers in the attic, we would have the attic ready for heat when we renovate it. The quote that we received is about $24K for the new boiler, water storage tank, new ductwork, two air handlers -- and does not include the cost of the compressor for the a/c. My understanding is that there would be some additional electrical and plumbing costs as well (around $2K). Does this sound like it's in the ballpark?

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