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Zoning Systems Correct Temperature Imbalances In Your Home

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Fri, Nov 05, 2010 @ 01:37 PM

Have you ever had trouble with some rooms in your home getting too hot in summer or not getting warm enough in the winter? Zoning systems are the perfect solution for such a problem, and they can save you and your family money. In addition to that, you can feel comfortable regardless of which room you are in. Here’s how it works.

Most homes have only one thermostat and where you set the temperature is a compromise. Zoning systems use separate thermostats for different rooms or areas of the home. These thermostats are all connected to a control panel that allows different settings for different sections of your home. For example, if you have a bedroom with windows that let in plenty of sun, you may want to set the thermostat lower than in a darker room on a side that the sunlight doesn’t hit. You can adjust almost any area of your house according to what is most comfortable.

When you think about it, we wouldn’t live in a home with only one light switch, so why just one thermostat? Why would we want to fully heat or cool the upstairs bedrooms during the day when we are really spending all our time downstairs? Equally, why heat and cool the downstairs at night when we are in our bedrooms sleeping?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can potentially save up to 30 percent on your energy bills by using zoning systems like this in addition to programmable thermostats. With programmable thermostats you can set the temperature by your schedule. This way you will save energy when you are not at home and in rooms that you don’t use very often.

Don’t forget that zoning systems are also great for the summer months. Set the temperatures lower in rooms that are naturally warmer and do the opposite in rooms that tend to be cooler.

We can help you determine if a zoning system is right for you, and show you how to operate this system for maximum efficiency.

P.K. Wadsworth services the Greater Cleveland, OH area including cities Chagrin Falls, Shaker Heights, Eastlake or anywhere in between. To get started, check out our website.

Topics: energy bills, department of energy, zoning systems, maximum efficiency

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