I'm emailing you directly because the last time I replied to your reply to one of my posts the thing never appeared under my original post and I want to verify that you are getting my reply backs.
Thanks so much for your answers, they have been very helpful. As far as the thermostat issue goes I figured the 2 degree value was to small ana mount to be realistic. I used it as a way to counter what I'm getting back from the builder and reale estate rep as the acceptable termprature range. I'm being told that only when the temperature change is greater then 10 degrees is the system considered to be in need of change. To me there's no way any reasonable person would say it's OK in my brand new home that my master bdrm is 10 degrees warmer (in the Summer) then the front hallway where the thermostat is located. Using that logic one would have to set the thermostat to 64 in order to get an acdcetable temoerature in the master BdRm.
Don't you think the placement of a thermostat inside an upstairs bedroom is a very dumb discission? If a thermostat is located in the true center of a house that is pretty much square (as opposed to long and thin like a Ranch style house) what is reasonable to expect in the difference of temp between the outer portions of the house and the area closest to the thermostat?
The 10 degree thing is BS that is far too much to be considered normal. Don't you think the placement of a thermostat inside an upstairs bedroom is a very dumb discission?
YES very dumb. Not able to sample the air for the entire area from that location. If a thermostat is located in the true center of a house that is pretty much square (as opposed to long and thin like a Ranch style house) what is reasonable to expect in the difference of temp between the outer portions of the house and the area closest to the thermostat?
Actually there is no reasonable temp difference. I know that in my home I would be very unhappy if the temp was off over 1 degree but my situation is different. To take a stretch I would say 2 to 4 degrees is the absolute maximum. I always hate it when you go from room to room and have large temp swings. Women depending upon age are really susceptible to this if you know what I mean.
I could use the old saying that I feel your pain but all contractors are not the same and in new housing they are really not paid that well for what they do. This is a fact. If I were building a home I would always pick the contractor myself for at least the HVAC and plumbing.
If they installed dampers in the duct like they should have done then the system can be balanced a bit better that what is it now. Did they install dampers in the duct? (I am not talking about partially closing the register vents because that really never works.
Since you did not activate or allow answers to you on the PM I cannot answer you there. It is also better to post back here because other people can join in with answers and others can see what is going on with your job so they do not make those mistakes themselves.