the installers completed installing most everything except the condensate pump, liner and humidifier. They are coming back tomorrow to complete these and also to properly setup the heatpump. He has set it to operate on Aux heat (furnace).
The situation is the thermostat had to be installed in a different location.
Former location: In the hallway to the 3 bedrooms
New location: Living room (with slanting vaulted ceilings) near a high return.
The problem now is the bedrooms are much cooler than the living room and the thermostat needs to be set at 75 to get 68 in the bed rooms.
Should I get them to relocate the t-stat back to the hallway - but this would mean running th ewires through the attic and outside and then back into the basement. he said that might mean the wires wear out faster and may need replacement every 4-5 years.
Not really sure what my options are now. should I just relocate the t-stat. What is the ideal location for at-stat anyway?
Any suggestions/help appreciated.
Raised ranch, with 3 bedrooms to one side of the main floor and living area with vaulted ceilings (1500 sq.ft) and a fourth bed room and living area in the basement (750 sq.ft).
the furnace is in the basement on the opposite side of the house near the outside wall chimney.
Freedom 80% single stage 100k furnace: AUD1B100A9451A
Heritage 12SEER 3 ton heat pump: 2A6H2036A1000A (not programmed yet)
High efficiency coil: TXCO36S3HPD
Fossil fuel kit: TAYPLUS103A
ACONT802 (7-Day Digitial Programmable 3 Heat / 2 Cool)
Yet to be installed:
Aluminum Chimney Liner kit : they are finding it hard to pull the liner through the chminey since it has an offset and the terracota lining isn't smooth because of the excess cement mortar in bettween the terracota tiles.
He suggest going back to the Bayvent (to pass code) or do 2 smaller liners - or do neither and see if it passes inspection (since that was what the other installer was going to do). any thoughts here?
Condensate pump and Humidifier (AHUMD300)
He suggests draining the humidifier into the french drain instead of through the condensate pump to prevent it from freezing during winter.
sorry for the long post.. but I'm not sure what I've gotten myself into... but my installer seems very knowlegeable and was the best I could find and he wasn't the most expensive or the cheapest.
I have my before and after pictures ready and am not sure where to post them.
thanks again everyone...you all are simply awesome!!