HVAC considerations for cathedral ceilings in Climate Zone 3?
Martin, Dana (and regular contributors)
I’m refining details for new construction in CZ 3 that has a compact footprint and voluminous open first level, with cathedral ceiling, to enable superior day lighting.
Mechanicals are planned for walkout basement level.
With 22 foot interior height, have I painted myself into a HVAC system-specific corner?
Would like to use ductless mini-splits for reduced allergens, simplicity and efficiency.
When GC received 4 quotes from local HVAC reps, ductless MS estimate was $10k higher in install costs than traditional ducted system.
Is the design likely dictating the disproportionate added labor expenses, or am I possibly funding someone’s ‘crash course’ in ductless installs?
Thanks in advance for your time and assistance!
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