[Chat] air conditioning

Joshua Fruhlinger jfruh at jfruh.com
Fri Jun 12 00:35:33 EDT 2009

> Emil and I had central air installed in 2000 by Mann's Mechanical.
> I think it was around $10,000 including the drywalling to cover
> the duct work.

For what it's worth, I've seen an Abell house with central air that  
did not cover up the ductwork; the pipes were for the most part placed  
in corners, and were painted the same color as the walls.  They were  
significantly less obtrusive than you might imagine; they're obvious  
once you realize they're there, but it certaintly doesn't jump out at  
you when you're in the house that there's duct work everywhere.

Not sure how much of your cost was for the drywalling, Kathleen, but  
it's something to think about if you're looking to trim costs.


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