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Piney 07-12-2007 09:39 PM

New to 2 Story Homes
 
Greetings--

We're in the process of locating a new 2 story home in the Houston area (read HOU-HUMID !! here ). Several of the interesting homes are <10 yrs old. They all only have 1 AC unit with the thermostat upstairs.

Im curious-- I'd always heard that with a decent sized (3000+ sq ft) 2 story house, one should have 2 units-- one up and one down.

Cost notwithstanding--Im soliciting comments on the pluses and minuses of
Only one unit
Addiing an upstairs unit


Thanks==

MechanicalDVR 07-15-2007 11:39 AM

Having two seperate systems in a two story home is always the best idea. The control issue and creature comfort are the best reasons for having multiple zones.

dmaceld 07-18-2007 12:39 AM

Since you live in Houston check out this web site. http://www.centralcityair.com/index2.htm

There's a short discussion of 2 story houses in the CCA library. This guy can tell you everything you need to know about a/c in Houston.

pjpjpjpj 07-21-2007 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Piney (Post 52755)
Cost notwithstanding--Im soliciting comments on the pluses and minuses of
Only one unit
Addiing an upstairs unit

There are no minuses to having more AC units except cost (both first-cost and costs of energy bills!). Heck, the best situation would be to have separate AC units for every single room in the house.... but obviously that's not feasible. :eek:

I agree with MechanicalDVR. And as an owner of a two-story house with only one unit, I wish I had two!


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