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    Question on Two Condensors VS. Zoning.

    Can someone explain why some people have two condensors so they can have two zones as compared to one condensor and a ZONING system(ie: Hamrony III). What is the difference? THANKS!

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    Nobody can explain this?

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    it all depends on how cheap the builder is. around here you see both setups, but its rare to see two systems on the newer tract homes. even the two story homes have one unit zoned(very bad idea). i don't think too many builders are willing to spring for two systems especially if they are on the 2500 sq ft margin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyii View Post
    it all depends on how cheap the builder is. around here you see both setups, but its rare to see two systems on the newer tract homes. even the two story homes have one unit zoned(very bad idea). i don't think too many builders are willing to spring for two systems especially if they are on the 2500 sq ft margin.
    What is the 2500 sq ft margin you are referring to and why is a single unit zoned unit a bad idea with a two story home?

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    I would prefer 2 systems vs. a zoning system. If one goes down, I have another one. With zoning, if one goes down. You're screwed. It's also better for us to sell 2 systems vs. 1 system. I would add another whole system if I needed one before adding zoning. I do it for a living as well. JMO. Everybody has one.

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    i knew bmathews would get in on this one. he sees the same builders i do, just down the road a bit.
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    There isn't a big price difference between having 2 systems, and having one system zoned.
    As earlier. With 2 systems, if one goes down, you still have one working.
    1 system zoned, if it goes down, you have a hot house until the tech gets there, in 2 hours to a day or 2, depending how busy they are.
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    You also have twice the compressors, cond motor's, indoor blower motors, line sets, evap coils, cond coils and many other items to fail, and twice the maint.

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