We had a meeting this morning with the HVAC guy. It was a walk-through to be sure where the vents and the returns go. I’ve never had floor vents before. Where are they going to put the vents? I did some research. They are usually put under the windows because the cooler air coming in from the windows falls and helps to circulate the air. I’ve also seen them under the cabinets in kitchens.
I hadn’t really thought much about this. You can’t put furniture over them. And I don’t want the tub to be drafty. So, let’s see where they are going to be.
Then I found out we lose closet to the returns. I don’t want to lose closet. What closet? How much closet? Can we put the return maybe in the laundry room? I love my closets. All of my closets.
Anyway, all the concern was unnecessary. The guy showed up and said there wasn’t enough room under the house after the plumbers were through, so it has to go in the attic. Pretty much just over the windows, except where there are no windows.
When we had the Pre-construction Meeting we had some debate over the location of the heat-pump. I wanted it on the side with the guest room and office, not next to the master bedroom. They said we couldn’t, I don’t remember the exact reason, but I think it was because that was the side of the house that was downhill. I moved it to at least be next to the closet, not behind our bed or outside the window.
Anyway, the HVAC guy says it can’t go there. It has to go on the side I wanted in the first place, because that is the side where the attic ladder is.
So, the outside part, the heat pump, will go outside the guestroom, on the wall without a window. The inside part, the air handler, will be over the guest bathroom tub. Sounds good.
This is the heat pump and air handler that come with the house. It’ll do.
This is the thermostat. If it doesn’t work with the Nexia app, Cliff will replace it with one that does.
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