How To Maintain Consistent Temperatures Throughout Your Home
The transition from spring to summer can be a challenging time for keeping your home comfortable. One day it can be over 80, the next day back in the 60s. During these ever changing conditions, adjusting your home's thermostat to maintain consistent indoor temperatures can be tricky. Larger, multi-level homes with large windows can present a unique challenge when trying to maintain even temperatures. During the spring months the lower levels may be cold, while the upper level may be uncomfortably warm.
Zoning for Consistent Heating and Cooling
Zoning is the process of dividing rooms and levels of a home into environments that can be adjusted separately to specific temperature requirements. For example, if one family member prefers to sleep in a cooler upstairs bedroom, occupants on the lower levels can control their own thermostat rather than enduring colder temperatures.
By working with your home's HVAC system, zoning will increase, reduce or shut off heating and cooling in each zone by opening and closing dampers located inside the air ducts. A programmable thermostat on an inside wall regulates damper function, allowing each zone to be climate controlled separately.
Zoning will not only maintain comfort levels in all areas of the home, it will significantly reduce home energy use and utility costs. When properly set up, a home zoning system can pay for itself in as little as three years.