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Question DetailsAsked on 6/18/2016

how much would it cost to put central a/c in a condo? 1250 square feet.

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You can find a number of answers to similar questions in the Home > HVAC link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

For new A/C in a condo, going with central implies you have forced air heating now - otherwise going with a mini-split A/C system is commonly more cost effective than tearing into floors and walls to install ducting for central HVAC.

Be sure to check your condo rules on WHERE the A/C unit can go, and any limits on decibel ratings and such - some condos ahve tight rules on that, which Heating and A/C contractors will need to know about before bidding your job.

Low end, cheapo unit like say a Goodman - assuming again you already have heating ducting in place, maybe on the order of $2500-3500 or so rough numbers, higher-end brandnames or higher efficiency probably in the $4-6,000 range, and of course very high end or extreme efficiency units can run over $10,000 installed. Not saying they are worth that - just they are sold for that.

You can find some previous questions about types of units to buy and the economics of higher efficiency over lower efficiency units in the same Home >HVAC link, because with the higher mandatory federal efficiency standards unless you are in a high-demand locale where A/C runs long hours and many months, in many cases higher efficiency does not pay off - especiaklly if you are not planning on staying in the same location indefinitely.

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