With winter quickly setting in, you may be noticing now, more than in the warmer months, the cold spots of your home. You know what I am talking about, those rooms that no one wants to walk into (besides your menopausal friends) because they are so much colder than the rest of the house. Maybe you have the opposite problem, a room that just gets so hot in the winter that it is unbearable, while the rest of the house doesn’t get enough heat. If this sounds familiar to you, then it may be time to look into a zoned HVAC system.
A zoned HVAC system consists of an HVAC unit and electronically controlled modulating dampers. The dampers allow different rooms to have different airflow, their thermostat and, therefore, varying temperatures depending on the needs of the homeowners. If you have a living room with large windows, that room may feel colder during the winter, so the temperature may need to be set higher. In an upstairs room with fewer windows, however, the temperature is naturally warmer and therefore the thermostat can be set a little lower. This allows you, the homeowner, to save money over time, which can help to offset the larger price tag of a zoned HVAC.
Reasons to purchase a zoned HVAC system include:
- Your home has temperature imbalances throughout
- You are building a new home
- Your current HVAC has enough capacity to be converted into zoned HVAC
If you cannot purchase a zoned HVAC, you have the option to just add another unit. This may be the best course if you are building an addition or converting a garage or attic into livable space. A zoned HVAC system is not something that you will be able to install yourself. The professionals at Heating Specialties are here for you to guide you through the process of choosing the correct system, figuring out how many zones you need in your home, and installing the system for you. Just give our team a call at (866) 923-2653.