HVAC System for new home
I just purchased a sloped lot in NE Ohio and I'm in the initial planning stages of working with an architect in designing an approximately 5,100 sq ft home.
- Lower floor w/windows on 3 sides (~1,000 finished sq ft)
- Main floor w/master bdrm (~2,900 finished sq ft)
- 2nd floor (~1,200 finished sq ft)
Am I better off with one system for the second floor and another system for the main and lower floors? Or should I design one system for the entire home with dampers and a sophisticated zoning system. Other ideas? I'm at the stage where I can design the system from scratch and I want some ideas and advice as to how to proceed before I start talking to contractors and working through plans with my architect.
Your ideas are appreciated. Thanks.