Charlie: Tommy in Montbellevue writes to us, “He’s been listening to you for many years and he’s building a new home in Arkansas.” He says, “He’s used many of your tips in the house.” And he’s … One of the things he did is, he had the contractor run return airs to both bedrooms and into the loft. The contractor thought he was crazy. He says he went straight to our water, had a water problem, went to Aquatex. He wanted to thank you but why, for those who may think it’s crazy to run so many returns, Tom, why does one run all those returns?
Tom: Well, why does one not? It-
Charlie: How is that one dear Sir.
Tom: It’s standard practice today, so it bothers me that a contractor would say I never seen this before or we don’t do it this way down in this mountain or whatever they’re gonna say but you need to mix the air into the system through the house and it gives you more even air flow. It gives you a more even temperature distribution throughout the house.
Charlie: As my-
Tom: I can’t imagine why someone would say that’s not good. Today … Now 30 years ago, it wasn’t done but today it’s done almost in every home.
Charlie: Sandy would say right now she wants to circle back to something you said earlier which is that you’re talking about zones of the air conditioning earlier, how you got zone one, zone two, we’re in .. You said-
Tom: Of the country-
Charlie: We’re in zone three down here so up in Arkansas, he would be-
Tom: Zone two.
Charlie: Zone two, so the rules would still apply for return air up there?
Tom: Well, you’re not talking about SEER ratings and stuff like we were talking about earlier.
Tom: You’re talking about air distribution, static pressures. I mean, you can get Rick on the show and he’ll talk an hour of this stuff, but it’s still the same-
Charlie: In fact he did-
Tom: Even if it’s a heating system-
Charlie: In fact he did last week.
Charlie: I know he did.
Tom: Even if it’s a heating system, and you’re in New Hampshire, you still want even distribution and people are always complaining, “Hey one room’s hot. One room’s too cold.” It’s just static pressure is what you’re dealing with.