adding air conditioning to a condo that has forced air heating
January 11, 2010 10:10 AM Subscribe
What are the options for adding air conditioning to a condo that has forced air heating, but no AC?
posted by willnot to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
I have a 1,000 square foot condo. There are 8 units in the building. 4 down and 4 up. I'm in one of the upper units. I have a gas furnace that is built into a closet that's accessed from my outside balcony.
I don't want to deal with a window unit. I've seen some of the slimline units, but I suspect the HOA would have some issues with mounting the external portions of those. The ideal situation would be to be able to use the ducting that's already in place for the heat, but I'm not sure if a compressor can be added to the closet where the heater sits.
Has anybody done anything like this in the past or have an idea of costs/options? Also, if you know a good HVAC person in Los Angeles, please let me know.