I have a question that I was hoping to get some help with. I live in a 4 bedroom Ranch that's approximately 3000sf and is 14 years old.
We are remodeling our basment and are upgrading our HVAC system.
The basement is going to be used extensively so we want it to be as comfortable as possible.
The HVAC tech recommends installing a new 125,000 furnace and 4 1/2 ton AC unit for the main floor of the building. For the basement, he wants to add a 75,000 btu unit and a 2 ton AC unit.
I was talking to a friend of mine (not in the HVAC trade) that said this may be a little bit of overkill.
He mentioned something about zone dampers, where each floor would have its own control to operate a single furnace and AC unit independently.
I know very little about this and was wondering on what your thoughts would be. Would zone dampers work? Thanks in advance for your help.