If you want to get the most out of your HVAC system, home zoning is the answer. It's not unusual for homes to have hot or cold spots. But you shouldn't need to wear a scarf and gloves in the middle of summer. Creating custom zones will ensure every room feels comfortable all year long. Try these proven zoning tricks in your home:
- Plan Zones Wisely
Take a look around your house. Which rooms do you use the most, and which remain untouched? When creating zones, you'll want to group rooms according to usage. Other factors include sun exposure, elevation, and the floor plan. Since zoning is unique to every home, it's best to have an HVAC technician create an energy-efficient plan to fit your needs.
- Install Multiple Thermostats
Installing additional thermostats might sound extravagant, but it will save you money. Every HVAC zone should have its own thermostat. And you can set each one to suit your needs. Having multiple thermostats makes it possible to reduce energy usage in rooms you rarely use.
- Examine the Air Vents
Zones won't work if there is an airflow problem in your home. Vents control how much—or how little—air enters a room. A dirty or blocked air vent can't do its job properly. Use a vacuum to remove any visible debris and make sure nothing, like furniture, blocks the vent.
Tired of freezing in one room and sweating in an adjacent one? Creating zones is perhaps the best way to make your home more comfortable, no matter the weather. Contact G+S Heating Air Energy Services to learn more about a customized home zoning plan.