Have you ever noticed how unbalanced the temperature can be in a home? You can be warm in one room, cold in another and stifling in the next. Many features of modern homes such as high ceilings and converted basements and lofts can drastically affect the temperatures across the house. A thermostat can only set the temperature for the one room the thermostat has been installed in. How this will affect other rooms will vary depending on a number of factors.
The answer to this problem is to consider installing a zoning system in your house. A zoning system works by having multiple heating zones, each controlled by its own thermostat. Each of these is connected up to a control panel that sends the right amount of conditioned air to the room to control the temperature to the level specified.
The first question you need to ask yourself when upgrading to a zoning system is “do I need one?” If you’re finding it hard to get the temperature right in certain parts of your house, this is a clear sign that you do. Houses with any or all of the following features will benefit from such a system: two or more levels, large open areas, a converted loft or basement, multiple wings branching off the main house. Additionally, the individual preferences of people living in the house can necessitate a zoning system.
The second issue you must consider is how many zones will be required to get the temperature correct across your home? This will depend partly on the personal habits and preferences of those living in the house and partly upon the way your house has been built and how this is affecting the temperature within. The best way to answer this question is to engage a local specialist to help you. They will find out your preferences and give a recommendation for your home based on their experience.
For more expert advice on zoning systems and other cooling and heating issues, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating. We’ve been helping South Florida homeowners with their home comfort needs since 1973.