I currently have a Rheem 5 ton unit that is 17 yrs old. It covers 3300 sq ft and I have 2 stories. The unit only has one zone. With that, the uptairs stays very warm in the summer and needs to be fixed.
I have had two reputable companies come take a look and said they would put in a Lennox or Rheem Gas 5 ton Pack Unit and Zone the upstairs with a Honeywell Zoning System.
Would you guys use the Zoning System over putting in a seperate unit for the upstairs? I know that would bring more labor and work, with a return upstairs and reconfiguring the duct runs for the upstairs.
I have talked to a techincan who I know and could install the 2 units, but he says he refuses to mess with the Zoning Systems, b/c he sees them mess up alot. I dont know if he is saying this b/c he doesnt know how to work on the Zoning System or if he does feel this strongly about splitting up my units.
I know the techincan personally so I know he is not pulling my chain.
The two reputable companies said putting in a 5 ton and using the Honeywell Zoning System was the best economical way to fix my AC/Heat issue in the house.
I live in Brentwood, TN if anyone is curious...suburb of Nashville.