Chances are, the larger your home is the more difficult it is to regulate the temperature to the satisfaction of everyone. The result is a room that is always too hot in the summer or a space that seems cold and drafty in the winter. This can lead to a duel with the thermostat as you attempt to find the best balance of comfort between the problem areas and the rest of the house. There is an easier solution, though.
You might consider a zoning damper system. This solution involves strategically installing motorized doors than can restrict airflow to certain rooms in your home. How are these motorized doors different from the manual types built into most ceiling vents? They are managed by a master control board linked to additional thermostats in the house, which creates multiple zones. This means that one zone can be set to 68 degree and another one be set to 72. When the HVAC unit is activated because a zone is out of sync with the setting on the thermostat, the vent closes to all zones that are fine and fresh air flows only to the problem area.
The most common solution is a two zone system, but more can be added to accommodate almost any home layout. You’ll find a zone damping system is much cheaper than installing a completely separate unit for the second zone and more energy efficient as well. Most homes built in the last two decades will accept multi-zone modifications with little modification. Older homes are on a case-by-case basis, but we’ll be happy to perform an onsite evaluation free of charge. Enjoy a more comfortable season by getting your home zoned today!