If you are hot and she is cold or vice versa, battling over the thermostat could be commonplace in your home. It is hard to get the room temperature just right for everyone and this can be a problem from room to room.
Additionally, some areas or rooms of your home are colder or hotter than other, due to a variety of factors, including poor or inadequate system installation, a lack of regular maintenance or leaks in your home’s ductwork. Perhaps the thermostat itself is not working properly.
One way to solve your problems may be a HVAC zoning system for your home. A zoning system creates distinct areas or zones in your home and allows you to customize the heating and cooling in each zone. Normally, the home is divided into zones that have the same issues and similar HVAC needs. As each zone has its own dedicated thermostat, zoning permits individual control of temperatures in each zone. For example, a different temperature can be maintained in family room than in the dining room.
There are many benefits of implementing a zoning system in your home, including:
- Efficiency. Zoning makes the most efficient use of your home’s system by turning off or reducing heating and cooling in zones not in use. This could save you up to 30% on your heating and cooling bills and extend the life of your system.
- Comfort. It is challenging to control the temperature in different rooms with just one universal thermostat. This can become more of an issue in multi-level homes with varying floor-to-floor temperatures. Zoning also solves other temperature variation problems created by shading, vaulted ceilings, etc. because each zone’s thermostat individually monitors each zone. Zoning also helps to reduce hot and cold spots throughout the home.
- Control. Where and when to direct your system’s heating and cooling is more under your control with a zoning system. And don’t forget convenience: each zone can be regulated with one master remote control or by one control panel, eliminating the need to go into each room to set a thermostat.
If you think a zoning system may be the answer to your heating and cooling issues or you are interested in making heating and cooling your house more convenient and efficient, call The General today to learn more about system zoning options and installation. Also, you could receive a $100 iHarmony® zoning system rebate with the purchase of a complete Lennox home comfort system. This offer is good for a limited time, so call today.