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Do you have 7 different systems or do you have fewer "zoned" systems, i.e. with dampers?
 

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My understanding is that granular of zoning doesn't actually provide much energy savings for most people. But 2.5 acres without much landscaping (which I hope means limited maintenance and lawn mowing) sounds lovely.
It’s Santa Fe. Landscaping is usually rocks and cacti, sometimes a small patch of lawn out front.
 

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Xerascaping is awesomely low maintenance when done right.
 

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Xerascaping is awesomely low maintenance when done right.
This is what I want. Hardscape, natural landscaping, quasi-cottage garden, forested front yard. Anything low-maintenance. Maybe a little patch of grass in the backyard for dogs/kids.
 

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This is what I want. Hardscape, natural landscaping, quasi-cottage garden, forested front yard. Anything low-maintenance. Maybe a little patch of grass in the backyard for dogs/kids.
I get ribbing here about all the travertine in the backyard but damn is it easy to care for. ;)
 

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My understanding is that granular of zoning doesn't actually provide much energy savings for most people. But 2.5 acres without much landscaping (which I hope means limited maintenance and lawn mowing) sounds lovely.
Ah yes, 2.5 acres of Pinon Pine trees (the State Tree), Juniper bush/trees, Santa Fe and tree Cholla all natural. Just a small area off the patio with drip irrigation and shrubs and a few Aspens near the house. I love not having grass. Just flushing the drip system before winter and thats about it.
 

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Ah yes, 2.5 acres of Pinon Pine trees (the State Tree), Juniper bush/trees, Santa Fe and tree Cholla all natural. Just a small area off the patio with drip irrigation and shrubs and a few Aspens near the house. I love not having grass. Just flushing the drip system before winter and thats about it.
The sound of quaking aspens is one of the most relaxing sounds to me.
 

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Do you have 7 different systems or do you have fewer "zoned" systems, i.e. with dampers?

For A/C, there are 7 different systems flush with the ceiling in the roof with one in each of the main rooms. They each have a separate thermostat wall control. For radiant heat each zone has its own control. Not sure what to expect if we turn off a guest room and the temps drop down to single digits.(Maybe an ice rinks??) But, will find out in 6 months....if we get the house. Still waiting for the reply to the offer.
 

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For A/C, there are 7 different systems flush with the ceiling in the roof with one in each of the main rooms. They each have a separate thermostat wall control. For radiant heat each zone has its own control. Not sure what to expect if we turn off a guest room and the temps drop down to single digits.(Maybe an ice rinks??) But, will find out in 6 months....if we get the house. Still waiting for the reply to the offer.
Are they separate loops off a central hydronic source or completely separate systems?
 
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For A/C, there are 7 different systems flush with the ceiling in the roof with one in each of the main rooms. They each have a separate thermostat wall control. For radiant heat each zone has its own control. Not sure what to expect if we turn off a guest room and the temps drop down to single digits.(Maybe an ice rinks??) But, will find out in 6 months....if we get the house. Still waiting for the reply to the offer.
Cool! Best of luck and hope you hear a positive response soon.
 
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