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chester427

01:01PM | 08/04/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
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I really need someones help! We have a 2 story house with a basement. There is a good 8-10 degrees difference between the 1st and 2nd floor. The house is new with a very inefficient electric heat pump. My question is I need a guesstimate on how much it would cost to put in a zoned system? We plan on adding a new master suite addition in three years and turning the old one into a princess suite. Thanks
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chester427

03:33PM | 08/04/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
4 lifetime posts
How much would it cost to add more ducts?
Thanks again. Could you explain a zoned system to me also?
Thanks

CIWS

04:48PM | 08/04/03
Without seeing your house, it's hard to tell if you have enough duct or not. You may have enough, but your system may need to be balanced properly. You may simply need to damper some runs to push air where it is needed. There are some options for existing systems. You need to find a contractor who is familiar with "Testing, Adjusting and Balancing." They will be able to give you an air evaluation. They will take precise readings and measurements and let you know your options. Good Luck

chester427

06:13PM | 08/05/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
4 lifetime posts
The house is about 3500 sq feet up in PA.
Thanks again you guys help a lot

JONINSACTO

09:16AM | 08/07/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
77 lifetime posts
I have a two story (2200 sq') & I think a 4 ton AC unit. My upstairs would be hot (8-10 degrees warmer than downstairs) & the thermostat is downstairs where it rarely got warm enough for the ac to kick on. I had a duel zone split system installed and that makes it much more comfortable and I can run each one individually. I already had a high end trane heat and seperate air unit that was about five years old and I used the existing units. I believe the cost to add the duel zone dampers and new thermostats was about $2200. I had another bid that the guy said that it would be between $2500-3000.
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