A common problem faced by many homeowners is the inability to maintain an even temperature throughout the entire house. The upstairs is often warmer than the downstairs, and there are certain rooms that just never seem to get comfortable. Zoning systems give you enhanced control over the temperature in different parts of your house so that every area feels just like you want it to.
In a traditional forced-air system, just one thermostat is used for the entire house. Zoning systems are set up to employ multiple thermostats that determine the temperature for different areas – or zones – in your house. By having a system that focuses on controlling smaller areas, you will be better able to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your house.
But perhaps not everyone in your house can agree on one single temperature. With zoning systems, you can have different temperatures in different areas so that everyone’s needs are met. This means that Mom can have the living room set where she likes, Dad can have the kitchen a few degrees cooler, and the kids’ rooms can be something entirely different.
Zoning offers a practical solution to the fact that establishing a steady temperature throughout an entire house with a single thermostat is unrealistic. Constructional features in homes act as impediments because they can block airflow or allow heat to transfer in and out of your house. For example, the second story of a home will almost always be warmer than the first because heat naturally rises. And areas with multiple windows will be warmer during the summer because of heat brought in by sunlight. Zoning helps you adjust to these areas by allowing you to compensate for these natural variations.
Zoning systems also help you reduce your energy use without having to sacrifice comfort. By restricting air to unoccupied areas, you will lower your total energy usage and lower the workload for your HVAC system, minimizing costs and extending your system’s longevity.
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