To achieve HVAC zoning in my home, I always thought that I had to have a specific type of equipment, such as a mini-split air conditioner, but I was wrong.
During the last air conditioning tune-up, the cooling specialist had me say that I wished I had a zone control system. She asked why I had not upgraded to one. I told her that I had a heat pump and did not plan to buy a new air conditioning unit for that purpose. It led to a lengthy Q&A session where she explained how the system works. They would put dampers in the HVAC duct to regulate and redirect air to specific areas in the home. With the help of a thermostat, they could customize temperature control to particular home regions. The tech would have to redo duct sealing to ensure no leaks. The unit would be ideal, mainly because my house has large windows and the upper floor was a lot warmer than the lower floor. I was so excited by all this new information the new contractor gave me. The cooling expert told me that combined with annual air conditioning tune-up, it would also improve the indoor air quality. I was thrilled to embark on this new project, mainly because of the approval of the adoption papers, and in a month, I would welcome a three-year-old girl to my home. By then, I would have got the new system installed and running. The future was looking up for me. It would mark the beginning of a new chapter in my life. After years of waiting, I was going to be a mother.