Do you ever leave your computer? You respond faster than anyone I know.
No. I just got on here because I've been gone for several hours. I'm not always on the computer, especially week days because I'm a substitute teacher.
I do have a supply in my house that I let blow "wild". In other words, it is never restricted and that was designed that way on purpose.
Oh sorry. I kinda get it. So does that mean that if having the basement zoned off from the first floor system will only require very few dampers like for example 2 dampers (one for the basement, one for the first floor)? I don't know much about zoning. I'm still trying to learn about it and I'm still confused.
If you had 12 existing (supply) registers on the first floor and installed 8 new (suppl)registers for the basement, then you are going to have a total of 20 dampers.
Now, once the dampers are in place, you may, depending on the layout of the home, have 4 zones without adding dampers. Understand better?
I need to read and then take my (beauty) nap. I'll respond to your posts a little later. Don't worry.
You are fun to "talk" to. I have always appreciated people that want to learn and are open to new ideas.
That's fine. Right now I don't have anything else to say, but that could change.
Not to intrude here, but have you considered how much air leakage you have at your rim joists? This is a major source of air leakage. That drop ceiling is not going to stop it either. The best first step regarding comfort & energy use in a home is to find out if your home has excessive air leakage and perhaps insulation issues, resolve those issues first, and then move on to equipment concerns.
tipsrfine thanks. I can see how that should be checked first. We have had our insulation inspected last summer.
Did you have your homes air leakage tested, with a blower door test?