I am new here and am hoping someone can help me. I am buying a 40 year old home that has no Central HVAC. Currently it has Radient Heat and a House Fan. I would like to put in Cnetral HVAC. I own a high efficiency gas furnace that I plan on putting in the basement. I would need to buy the A/C unit though.
My first question is - How much does an appraisal typically increase when Central HVAC is put in as home? I am trying to justify the expense of putting one in the home.
Second Question - Is it more cost effective to run duct work up to the attic from the basement or to put in a small furnace in the attic to heat and cool the second floor? It may be six of one, half dozen of the other. However, I was also thinking that the two furnace option might be a very efficient way to put this together. Running duct work fromthe basement to the first floor and from the attic to the second floor would be much cheaper than trying to run duct work up through closets etc. Also, I don't know if it has a chase. I understand that this would affect cost a great deal.
Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated.