Does an 850-square-foot house have to have return air ducts?
I live on a slab one story home. I currently have an old forced air gas furnace that I would like to get replaced as well as install central air conditioning. I had a local contractor come out and quote a complete system and was told I would need all new ducts because I didn’t have a return air system. The furnace currently is in a central closet with a large air grate on the side letting air back to the furnace. It is right in the middle of the house and I usually leave all doors to all bedrooms open. He quoted me $12000 for the whole job.
Can I install a new high efficiency furnace with my current setup with a large central air return to the furnace closet and no return ducts?
Sorry for the long post but I can not afford the cost the hvac company is giving me, and would like to upgrade the heating/cooling system.
Thanks for any help.
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