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Perhaps you are caught in a war of wills with your spouse or other family members on thermostat settings. This room is just right for you but not for others and vice versa.
Or maybe some areas or rooms of your home do not cool down or heat up as consistently as others. This can be caused by a variety of reasons including poor or inadequate system installation, a lack of consistent or effective maintenance or maybe a faulty thermostat. Ductwork issues such as holes in the network can lead to uneven heating/cooling.
The answer to your problems may be a HVAC zoning system for your home. A zoning system allows you to divide your home into distinct areas or zones and enables you to customize the climate control in each zone. Normally, the home is divided into zones that feature similar HVAC needs. Zoning allows for individual control of temperatures in each zone with its own dedicated thermostat. For example, a lower temperature can be maintained in the living room than in the master bedroom.
Here are some of the key benefits of implementing a zoning system in your home:
- Efficiency. By shutting off or reducing heating and cooling in zones not in use, zoning makes the most efficient use of your home’s system and may save you up to 30% on your heating and cooling bills.
- Comfort. It is hard to control the temperature in different rooms with just one thermostat and oftentimes, multi-level homes feature temps that vary from floor to floor. Zoning solves these and other temperature variation problems such as shading, vaulted ceilings, etc. by allowing each zone’s thermostat to individually monitor each zone. Zoning also helps to reduce hot and cold spots throughout the home.
- Control. Zoning gives you more control concerning where and when to direct your system’s heating and cooling. It also provides the convenience of seeing your system for one zone with a remote or in one room without having to go into that room.
If you are experiencing heating and cooling issues in different areas of your home or you just want to make heating and cooling your house more convenient and efficient, call Dixie today to learn more about system zoning options.