Looking at Flair to solve some bad hot/cold zones in our house, and I’m wondering if this is simply a solution that automatically opens and closes the vents to direct air, or if there’s more to it than that.
~4500sq foot house, single zone central heating/cooling Carrier Infinity system (unfortunately we can’t use Nest/Ecobee with this).
Upstairs, we have two bedrooms above the garage (recently insulated between garage and bedroom floors) that never get cold enough. Each have one vent and are the furthest spot in the house from the HVAC system. They are currently sitting at 76 degrees, thermostat is set for 72. Another bedroom (not above garage) is currently about 74 degrees.
Our basement where the HVAC unit sits (3 vents, always kept closed) is extremely cold in the summer. Currently sitting at 62 degrees.
Main floor has 6 vents, but they’re all stained wood so I’d prefer not to replace these if necessary.
Our goal is to get those upstairs bedrooms cooler (closer to the set temp on the thermostat) and let the basement warm up a bit (my office is down there and it’s frigid). But with the basement vents already fully closed (or as closed as they can be with poor fittings), I’m not sure what else we can do.
The solution I was exploring was for 10 vents. 3 in the basement and 7 for the upstairs rooms and bathrooms, 3 pucks (1 basement, 2 upstairs).
Do we think the flair system would work or really improve things that much?
Thanks everyone for the help!
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