I recently got to experience zone control in this airbnb my friends plus I rented.
- The upstairs had the study room, family room plus several study rooms.
The downstairs was a remodeled basement with a study room. I paid a little extra to have my own room plus be separated from the group. The basement thermostat totally controlled only that HVAC equipment. It was absolutely nice since the ladies upstairs were constantly fighting over A/C plus the exact temperature it was set at. I just adjusted my thermostat to 71 degrees plus left it the whole trip. The only negative to basement living was the air quality. A basement is below ground level so naturally it is quite musty. Additionally the air quality is a little wet like. The homeowners did have a dehumidifier in the basement that was working 24/7. There was even a sign on the little device begging me not to turn it off. There were no worries on that front; Even with the A/C drying out the air quality plus the dehumidifier, the air felt almost like a jungle. If I left clothes out they felt a little damp plus cold. My laptop regularly had a layer of mist on it. I didn’t absolutely like that wet feeling all night long. It just goes to show you that HVAC can only take you so far. The basement is a livable space, but I wouldn’t want to stay there forever. Four days with the wet indoor air conditions was just about all I could stand. I was ready to go when the trip was over.