Im in the middle of a similar rehab and our estimated cost was 35k. We’ve already gone over 45k and aren’t done yet. Be very careful when GCs give you a verbal estimate. Get it in writing and go over it. Twice. W someone you trust
I agree with Bret, My HVAC alone for a 1469 sqft home was $7000+ I know that house is a bit smaller, just heed caution and look at your numbers closely. Flooring can run high as well if you're not careful. Just a couple things to think about. You might go to Lowes or Home Depot and get your own pricing estimates on materials and such then use the BP calculators to make sure your on budget.
@Gary Morales yes what is the thing sitting in a closet in the house that connects to the vents... that is part of electrical system an connected to HVAC outside. That thing loooks sooo old. The HVAC outside looks fine tho
The item you are referring to inside the closet within the house is the air handler and is usually a large metal box containing a blower, heating or cooling elements,
Let me add that if the air handler looks old, you may want to have someone do a system check on the whole system. it's usually inexpensive and could save you if all that's needed in cleaning up. On the other hand depending on what you plan to do with the property after rehab you may want to update it. Just listen to the person that inspects it. When I brought my house the HVAC was "okay" but kicked the bucket 3 yrs later.
@Gary Morales yup that's it! How do I get it checked? An electrician? HVAC person? And i guess I'd hv to turn on electricity for them to check it ?
Thanks so much for the direction
I would choose someone reputable like Baker Brothers or A#1 Air in our area, just to name a couple you can locate other really good contractors in BP and byGoogle swaech I would just make sure they are someone you can trust.
You will need to have the power on so they can run the system and test it properly. I don't think they need power to test the coolany but I'm not an HVAC tech. That's a question for them to answer. There is usually a sticker on the side of the unit to give basic info though.
Shella...I think I can help u knock a lot of the repair costs down. If ur interested, PM me n I’ll get u my #n we can talk in detail.
So, how did this one turn out? I just found this thread and it looks like it is about a month old. I have a few SFR in Garland, but haven't tackled a remodel yet, so I was a bit intrigued on this one.