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Old 07-12-2007, 10:39 PM   #1
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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


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Old 07-15-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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