Most homes today only have one thermostat to control the temperature in the entire home. Do you have a single light switch to control all the lights in your home at once? Of course not, yet it’s just as illogical to have only one thermostat for a sprawling or multi-story home. That’s where zoned heating and cooling comes in. If you’re not sure zoning is right for you, consider these three major draws.
If you spend a majority of your time in one or two rooms during the day, why condition the rest of the home? Likewise, at night when everyone is asleep, why waste energy heating spaces other than the bedrooms?
With zoned heating and cooling, you can customize where conditioned air goes to prevent wasting energy heating or cooling unoccupied rooms. Proper use of zoning reportedly saves 20 to 30 percent on heating and cooling bills.
A thermostat on the south side of your home reads that it’s comfortable in the home. However, the child napping in a north-facing room is chilly, so she runs to the thermostat and turns the temperature up. Dad in his south-facing office is toasty, so he adjusts the thermostat to turn on the air conditioner again, and so the battle for the thermostat begins.
With zoned heating and cooling, everyone can set his or her own temperature and experience customized comfort wherever that individual’s in the home.
It’s time for bed so you go to adjust the thermostat. In most homes, that means trudging to the living room or other far-off location where the guessing game begins: what temperature does it need to be in the living room (where the thermostat gets it temperature reading) for it to be comfortable in the bedroom?
With the dedicated sleeping-area thermostat right outside your bedroom, this inconvenience is put to an end.
These benefits can be yours when you incorporate zoned heating and cooling into your existing home. To learn more, please contact us at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. We serve Grand Traverse County and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about zoned heating and cooling and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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