Central Air Questions for Old Home
I'm in the process of getting estimates but want to do a little homework first.
Home: 3-bedroom, 2-bath 1920's colonial/craftsman style w/ cast iron baseboard heat - no duct work. First and second floor totals 1400 square feet of living area. Please tell me I can be okay with one zone efficiently because I cannot afford 2. I have full unfinished basement and attic to work with.
Based on 1-zone, is it better to install in attic or basement?
Which manufacturers should I be looking for?
Which manufacturers to stay clear of?
Any duct material / size, etc better? I don’t know the options but with an older home I’d rather have small as possible…
A SEER recommendation? I want to go 16 or above for the tax rebate/credit.
I don’t know what else to ask so if you can give me some insight please…
Thanks in advance.