Are you engaged in a war with your spouse or other family members about thermostat settings? The temperature in this room is just right for you but not for others and vice versa.
Or it could be that some areas or rooms of your home are not as easy to climate control as others. This can be caused by many factors: poor or inadequate system installation, inconsistent or ineffective maintenance or maybe a faulty thermostat. Holes or connection leaks in your system’s ductwork can also lead to uneven heating/cooling.
Your problems could be solved by installing an HVAC zoning system. A zoning system enables you to divide your home into distinct areas or zones and allows you to customize and regulate the climate control in each individual zone. In most cases, the home is parceled into zones that feature similar HVAC conditions. Zoning allows for individual control of temperatures in each zone with its own dedicated thermostat. For example, a higher temperature can be set and maintained in the kitchen than in the family room.
Here are a few of the major benefits of implementing a zoning system in your home:
- Shutting off or reducing heating and cooling in zones not in use makes the most efficient use of your home’s system and could potentially reduce your utility bills up to 30%.
- Controlling temperatures in different rooms with a single thermostat can be tough, especially in multi-level homes where temperatures vary from floor to floor. Zoning makes these and other temperature variation problems such as shading and vaulted ceilings, nonexistent by programming each zone’s thermostat to operate independently of the others. Zoning may also reduce hot and cold spots throughout the home.
- A zoning system gives you more control when it comes to where and when to direct your system’s heating and cooling. Another benefit is the convenience of adjusting a zone with a remote control or in one central location without having to go into that room.
If you are dealing with heating and cooling issues in different areas of your home or you just want to make heating and cooling your house more convenient and efficient, call Armstrong today and learn more about system zoning options. Don’t forget to ask us about the iHarmony® zoning system rebate. You could be eligible for a $100 rebate on iHarmony® with the purchase of a complete Lennox home comfort system through Nov. 25, 2016.