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Old 05-21-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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I've been perusing a lot of new construction homes in the Cape Coral and I've noticed in most of the listings that they do not indicate central air conditioning but they do have central heat.

Am I crazy to think that someone would build a home in SW FL without central air?

If this is true, then has anyone had any experience in adding central air to their home and what the cost is?

Or, is this such a standard item that no one bothers to mark it down?
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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You would have to be crazy to build a new home without central air.

I would imaging it is so standard they don't bother to note it.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers Florida
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The way I would understand it is if you have central heat you have air conditioning because all the heat is is a coil inside the ac unit that the blower blows through to push hot air through the ducts.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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That is an interesting approach. I suppose it works when you need a little heat but such a unit wouldn't make it up here in Wisconsin.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers Florida
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Years ago I worked in a plumbing and ac warehouse and we sold heater coils for ac units. The way I understand it the air passes through the coil all the time so after the summer you activate the coil for heat and the dust burns off the coil and alot of people that are down here for they're first winter think they have a fire because they smell the dust burning. Usually when we have our first cold front of the winter the weathermen always say something about the dust when you turn on your heater to cut down on calls to the local fire station. I guess you have to be here??
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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Okay, we have the same problem up here in Wisconsin with a dedicated furnace with dust burnoff but thanks for explaining how the HVAC stuff works down there.
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