Adding central heat to home with no duct work

  • Adding central heat to home with no duct work

    Posted by Vita007 on January 22, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    We are considering buying what used to be an Amish farm. The previous owner installed electricity, and there is running water and septic. It has a wood stove for heat, but we would like to have an alternate source of heat that we can use when we are away from home in the winter and that would enable us to obtain financing for the mortgage. There is a full basement but no existing duct work. What heat system would you recommend we consider? If you happen to know general ballpark cost, that would be very helpful. TIA!

    Beachchic replied 10 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • BiggKidd

    January 22, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Water/steam or electric baseboard heat may be an option and easier than running ducts. Plus you can walk in a big box store and buy a half dozen and have them installed in a day or so yourself if you use electric baseboard heaters.

  • Beachchic

    January 27, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    We was in this position 4 years ago when we bought our current home. We had a gas boiler with baseboard heaters throughout and it was so limescaled up it crapped on us. We ended up right at the begining of all this mess installing a gas furnace along with all the ductwork. We had 8 grand in the furnace, central air unit and ductwork through our almost 2,000 sq foot house. Of course this was done in November of 2020 so I am sure prices have rose astranomically!

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