Uneven heating and cooling in a home can be very frustrating. With central Florida’s high humidity, maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout your home is difficult enough already. A small fluctuation in temperature from room to room is a big deal.
First, try sealing up your home by caulking windows, weatherstripping doors and inspecting your duct system for leaks and damage. However, if you still experience inconsistent temperatures through your home, a zoning system may be your best solution.
A zoning system is a series of automatic volume dampers and thermostats installed within your current heating, cooling, and ductwork systems. The thermostats are installed in strategic locations in rooms or areas (zones). The typical home has three to five thermostats and zones. Each thermostat controls automatic volume dampers located in the ductwork for that zone. The automatic dampers adjust the air distribution based on the thermostat’s readings, delivering independent temperature control in each zone.
A home that has problem areas for heating and cooling may need to run the air full blast to achieve the right temperature in those areas. This uses excess energy, and it still doesn’t make everyone comfortable and happy. A zoning system allows you to condition as few as one zone, or all zones, depending on your current needs — saving money and making everyone happy.
Find Your Zones
To determine the different zones in your home, group areas with similar heating and cooling needs. A zone could be a single bedroom or an entire floor. If your home has any of the following attributes, you may benefit with a zoning system:
- Uneven temperatures in one or more areas.
- A home with more than one level.
- Room additions, rooms over a garage, in the attic or basement.
- Rooms that receive excessive sun or shade.
- Family members with different temperature preferences or requirements.
Contact Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning today to schedule a home and energy evaluation. We’ll help you determine the best home-comfort systems for your home. We have served the Orlando area for more than 40 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about zoning systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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