Is your home’s upstairs too hot, downstairs too cold and basement too humid? Uneven climate control is a common problem in houses everywhere. The problem: One thermostat just can’t keep up with the home variations. But a zoning system, which breaks up the house into different “zones,” can.
Single thermostat control causes hot spots, cold spots and disputes between family members over the right setting because the temperature is measured right at the thermostat — not in various spots throughout the house. If you measured the temperature at your thermostat, it will be just what it should be. However, in the next room it changes. Likewise if you go upstairs or downstairs; the thermostat only adjusts the HVAC system based on what it “feels,” and it can’t feel anything more than a few feet away from wherever it is.
A zoning system will maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the entire house and reduce the amount of cycling of your HVAC equipment by combining multiple thermostats. The system analyzes all areas of your home, computes what is needed in each zone and adjusts the system accordingly. Motorized dampers in the appropriate zones are opened to allow conditioned air into some zones and closed to keep other zones at status quo. By adjusting the various zones in this way, the ideal setting in each area can be achieved, making homeowners and their families happy and comfortable.
Another plus: Because a zoning system only conditions the air in the zones where it’s needed, your HVAC system will work less, meaning your energy bills will be lower and your equipment will last longer.
If you’re interested in knowing whether a zoning system can help your home stay consistently comfortable, Rite Way Ventilating Co. can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or ask more questions regarding your home’s HVAC system. We happily service homeowners throughout the Tucson area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about zoning systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.