When it comes to affronts to peaceful living, there’s one issue that may even trump arguments over the remote control — arguing over what temperature to set the thermostat.
Invariably, someone in your home is more cold- or hot-blooded than someone else. And while these spats can sometimes be adjudicated with the simple addition, or removal, of a sweater, there is another, more long-lasting solution: installing a zoning system in your home.
If one switch doesn’t control all the lamps and appliances in your home, then why should one thermostat mandate the temperature on all levels and in all rooms of your home?
More than simply restoring peace among hot- and cold-blooded family members, a zoning system may save you significant money on your energy bills. It simply involves the use of multiple thermostats and dampers, allowing you to set different temperatures for different rooms or zones from a central control panel. Such a system is worth considering if:
- your home consists of more than one level;
- you use only one portion of your home while others are left mostly vacant;
- your home contains large, open areas, such as a bonus room, loft, atrium or vaulted ceilings;
- one of these large areas is situated over your garage;
- you have finished, usable rooms in your attic or basement;
- a room or rooms in your home contain a wall or other large area of glass;
- your home meanders or has a floor plan with multiple wings extending from the main living area;
- one room of your home almost by necessity requires a different temperature setting, such as a workout room or gym;
- a large portion of your home rests on a concrete slab; or
- temperatures in your home vary, perhaps because of sun exposure (or lack of it) from an east or west exposure, mature landscaping that blocks the sun or a northern exposure that makes one room especially cool.
These are a lot of variables to consider, but the experts at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning are ready to help determine if a zoning system is something that can help in your home. Contact usto make an appointment for any of your home-comfort needs.
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