Have you ever wondered why you set your thermostat at 70 degrees, but the only room that’s actually 70 degrees is the room with the thermostat? Why is one room comfortable while others are too hot or too cold? With a single thermostat in your home it can be difficult, if not impossible, to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the house. The solution is zoned temperature control.
A variety of factors contribute to temperature variations in a home, and a single thermostat can’t possibly take all of them into consideration:
- Heat rises – making upper-floor rooms warmer than first-floor and finished basement rooms
- Cool air settles – making basements cooler than the rest of the home.
- Each side of the house is exposed to different environmental conditions; heavy sun on the south-facimg side will warm that side while cold winds and shade will cool the north side.
- Design of the home – large windows, solariums, atriums, lofts, finished basements and vaulted ceilings all contribute to the varying temperatures in a home.
- Personal preferences – different family members may like their particular space a certain temperature.
Zoned temperature control can address and resolve all of these issues. It features multiple thermostats wired together and connected to a central command panel. Working together, these thermostats will adjust the air flow and temperature settings in different parts of your home to keep everybody comfortable.
In addition to comfort, zoned temperature control will reduce the work performed by your HVAC system since you can set back the cooling or heating in unused zones or rooms. This will translate to lower energy bills, increased the life-span of your equipment and lowering maintenance costs.
Contact the professionals at Detmer & Sons, Inc. to learn more about how zoned temperature control can increase your comfort and decrease your energy bills. We serve homeowners in Dayton and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about zoned temperature control and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.