I often wonder about new technology
My cousin has been pushing myself and others to try zone controlled heating as well as cooling in our more than one story farmhouse. I regularly complain about the high energy costs just trying to keep the whole location cool in the summer time with our ailing central Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C system. He explained how a series of ductless mini split a/c as well as oil furnace combo units can be located in separate rooms in your lake house as well as all connect to a single condenser component outside. They can all be run simultaneously as well as at unusual temperature settings. If you have a lake house with many renters with unusual weather conditions needs, this setup allows all the people to have their own set temperature in their own private spaces. But if you live alone love myself, the real advantage is only heating as well as cooling the identifiable rooms I’m using at any given time, which cancels out most of our minute floor. All of those extra dining rooms up there just full of storage boxes do not need official a/c, or so I assumed. I live in a humid environment as well as rely on our central a/c to keep the moisture levels in check as much as I need it to keep it cool indoors. When you’re running a central system, it’s recirculating all of the air in your lake house as well as pumping it into every room, nook, as well as cranny. I figured that doing zone control wouldn’t be an issue, even though I didn’t consider humidity. I don’t want our upstairs storage rooms to abruptly get entirely humid in the summer time months as well as potentially spur mold propagation in our boxes as well as spare clothes. I’m still mulling over our choices; I could get a central dehumidifying system, however that would still require running the Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C system, even if the a/c component was switched off. I may buy portable dehumidifiers to keep in certain areas of our lake house as well as setup fans along paths to circulate the dried air into each room. I’m hoping this solves all of our heating as well as cooling concerns at once.