Furnace/Blower: Rheem R92PA0851521MSA
Dual Zone System (Honeywell TrueZONE HZ311) - Honeywell M847D1004 Actuators
Age of system: less than 2 years old including ductwork
Ive noticed that if Zone 1 is closed, and Zone 2 is open blowing A/C that there is a considerable amount of blowback coming out of the fan/blower area. To the point that the utility room is cold and air gushing.
Ive changed Zone 1's closed position to being partially open (via the actuator range stopper adjustment) and this has reduced the blowback considerable. I have not checked to see if there is blowback when Zone 2 is closed and Zone 1 is blowing - Ill do that next.
Are there other factors that are causing this blowback other than the simple concept that the unit is blowing more volume than the single ducting can handle? Are there better remedies than just not fully closing the Zone? Is this blowback problematic?
Just to be clear, by blowback I mean that it seems that all the air flow that is intended to go up and out the ductwork is too much volume, so it spills out every nook and cranny that it can to equalize pressure.