It is nearly impossible to keep an entire house at a consistent temperature that everyone will be happy with when using a traditional thermostat. This is due to the fact that hot air rises and cold air sinks. If you put a standard thermostat in one room, it will reflect the temperature of that room only — even if a room upstairs is five degrees warmer.
With a zoning system, you can control the temperature of each room or section in your home. A zoning system uses multiple thermostats and duct dampers that all function independently to ensure even heating/cooling throughout.
Most homes need to be split up into two or three zones. For example, at night and in the early morning when the bedroom is occupied, you can select only that room to be heated/cooled, while the rest of the house can be set to an energy-saving temperature. Being able to only heat specific rooms instead of trying to control the temperature of the entire house means you reduce your energy usage and in turn cut your energy costs.
A zoning system will be especially effective in houses with multiple floors, large glass windows or large open areas. In most cases, all that is required to install a zoning system is a control panel, proper ductwork, dampers and thermostats. This means zoning systems can be fitted onto nearly all forced-air systems.
For expert advice on zoning systems in northeast Ohio, contact us at Stack Heating & Cooling.
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