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borz80 11-12-2012 08:02 PM

Adding zone for forced air
My wife and I recently built a cape cod style home with the upstairs unfinished. I plan to finish the upstairs soon. My biggest concern is getting hvac zoned correctly. I have the shoot to get the hvac upstairs I'm just not sure if I can zone the upstairs separately or if I need a separate furnace for upstairs. Would anyone know the proper and most efficient way to do this. The downstairs is 1500 sq/ft. The upstairs will be another 1000 sq/ft. I would appreciate any help. Thanks

inspectorD 11-13-2012 05:11 AM

You could start here. up&pgw_code=EP#buying

And I just finished with a class on air/ heat pumps for up north here, I am impressed with these numbers they are getting for heat pumps.
The Quaternity is impressive, but only if you fix the actual home leakage issues first.
Good luck.

Wuzzat? 11-13-2012 09:08 AM

You could rent some room heaters to get an idea of how many upstairs BTUH you need to maintain X degrees F indoors while the nighttime temp is Y F.

Real numbers make contractors/suppliers sit up and pay attention. It enhances your credibility.

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