HVAC pressure design
More of a mechanical design question:
My reno presents some interesting challenges regarding the duct work where I’m avoiding vertical chases and bulkheads for ductwork.
I’m doing a 4 zone, low velocity forced air system.
Doing the pressure calcs, specifically the 3rd floor zone I’m getting around 0.7″w.c. Based on the Lennox unit I want, the specs say the max is 1″w.c.
Where I’m afraid is I’ve never installed a furnace on a system like this. So I was wondering if anyone as any experience in this regard of pressure drop of a duct system and unit performance (or issues)
Is 0.3″w.c. a good buffer for pressure?
Can I go right up to 1″w.c. without any issues?
Is there a standard practice pressure value I should be going by?
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