My husband and I have put an offer on a small, old house in Minneapolis with a giant "octopus" gravity heating system. There is a good chance that asbestos is present on both the furnace and ducts. My problem is that we would love to have an idea of how much we are looking to spend to a) remove the asbestos, b) remove all ductwork and the furnace, and c) replace it with either a forced air or radiant floor heating system. I have tried to call and get a ballpark estimate, but contractors aren't willing to give me an idea without looking at it first. I understand why, but I do not own the house and would love to know before there's no looking back.
SO, has anyone out there had any similar work done, and would you be willing to give me an idea of how much it cost you?