Considering a Zoning System? Questions You’ll Want to Ask

Considering a Zoning System? Questions You'll Want to AskThe purpose of a zoning system is to make every part of your home more comfortable, regardless of differing internal (cooking and baking, showering, running electronics and other heat-generating activities) and external (sun, wind, precipitation and humidity) factors. With multiple thermostats, a zoning system gives your home multiple climate controls. This allows you to:

  • Maintain an even temperature in every space to avoid uncomfortable hot and cold spots.
  • Keep one area warmer than another based on personal preference.
  • Prevent wasting energy heating or cooling unoccupied spaces.

To find out if your home could benefit from a zoning system, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does my home have multiple levels? Heat rises, so the upstairs rooms are bound to be hotter than the other floors.
  • Does my home have a basement? Basements tend to be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter because they aren’t affected as much by external factors.
  • Does my home have a sprawling floor plan? Even without a basement, a sprawling layout can result in uneven temperatures.
  • Have I noticed that some areas of the home are hotter or cooler than others? Temperatures change throughout the day as the sun moves.
  • Do some rooms in my home feel stuffy, even with the furnace or air conditioner running? Supply registers may be insufficient in these rooms.
  • Are there rooms in my home that the family rarely uses? Heating or cooling them wastes energy.
  • Do family members argue over what the temperature should be? The battle for the thermostat can be unrelenting.
  • Do I ever wake up feeling too hot or too cold, while the living room is perfectly comfortable in the middle of the night?
  • Does my home have an office with one or more computers, or an enclosed entertainment area with a large TV and other electronics? These generate heat and could over-warm the rooms they are in.

With the answers to these questions, it should be clear whether you could benefit from a zoning system. To learn more, please contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling. We serve Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Farmington and the surrounding areas.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Detroit, Michigan 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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