Remodel question re location of ac and furnace

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Old 01-18-14, 06:26 PM
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Remodel question re location of ac and furnace

I am in the process of remodeling my house. My roof has a very low pitch so the new ac/furnace has to be located in the house. My contractor wants to put them in our future pantry ... which means I won't get a pantry. Can a room be added to the side of my house to locate the new ac and furnace - like a machine room? I am in South Texas. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 01-19-14, 07:16 AM
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It can be located any place you like But no matter where the unit gets moved to the duct will have to be re-done to acomadate the new location. My thought if its no room for a unit then there no room to rerun duct
 
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Airman.1994: We've never had central heat/ac. All duct work will be brand new. Does that matter??
 
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Old 01-19-14, 11:42 AM
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Being in Texas, has your contractor thought about an external heat pump/ air handler in one unit? Everything is outside the residence with only ductwork entering the building. Do you have a crawlspace under?
 
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Nothing under house. House is on a slab. Contractor did not discuss an external heat pump/air handler (one unit) but I will research and ask him.
 
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Consider a system using ductless mini split A/C - Heat pumps .

How many rooms need cooling / heat ? How many square feet ?

In south Texas , you probably do not need much heat ?

Another alternative is window units , but they make a lot more noise than mini splits . :-(

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