Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Yah, that's how this essentially works. Idea being to keep the wall as clutter free as possible while still having zones that are individually controllable.
Now.. moving on to finalizing my hvac plan.
Planning on 2 6" supplies entering the theater from my existing hvac system. Couple of dead-vents to exhaust the room into another portion of the basement. Dedicated mini-split for cooling.
All pretty straight-forward thus far. Only thing I'm struggling with is a very basic zone control system. My house isn't currently zoned, but I would like to add 2 motorized dampers to the two 6" supplies entering the theater. This way, in certain months when the temp is warm in the theater but the rest of the house calls for heat, I'd like the dampers to close until the heat cycle on the furnace is done.
This means I need a t-stat in the theater, but I think it also means I need a basic 2-zone hvac controller? I noticed smart home sells a seemingly well reviewed 2-zone hvac controller from RCS for $169. Is this (or something similar) what I'd need to make this work? Is wiring for this functionality pretty straight-forward?