Is Uneven Heating A Problem In Your Home? A Zoning System Can Take Care Of That

Is Uneven Heating A Problem In Your Home? A Zoning System Can Take Care Of That

Is Uneven Heating A Problem In Your Home? A Zoning System Can Take Care Of ThatUneven heating can make winters uncomfortable for homeowners. Zoning systems can remedy the problem of uneven heating, without the expense of purchasing a larger heating system or a second unit, or modifying existing ductwork. Even though the heating season in Georgia is relatively short, having reliable, consistent heating is important.

Zoning systems use your existing heating and ductwork systems to give you precise control over the temperature throughout your home. This control is achieved by installing motorized dampers in the ductwork to correspond with “zones” in your home. You can select these zones based on design or how you use the spaces. Each zone will have a separate thermostat connected to a central control panel, and the thermostats will call on the heating system to produce heat at just the right amount for each zone.

Uneven heating can result from a few undesirable situations, including:

  • Two-level homes: Because hot air naturally rises, the second floor of your home is likely to be warmer than the lower level. And a heating system’s thermostat is generally located on the first floor, reading the temperature in that area, not on the second floor. A zoning system allows you to dictate the temperature of the second floor so that the duct’s damper will close once the temperature has reached the preset temperature.
  • Rooms with high ceilings: If you have a great room with high ceilings, you already know how cold such a room can be. It generally requires more heat than other spaces in your home. With a zoning system, you can program the damper to stop heating to the room once it’s comfortable.
  • Add-on spaces: Spaces like a finished basement, room over a garage, or finished attic can be problematic to heat, and often require extra heating. Zoning systems allow your heating system to uniquely respond to the temperature needs in these spaces.

Get control over your home comfort this season with a zoning system. For help with selecting a zoning system, or to ask questions about our heating system maintenance plans, contact Powers Heating & Air today.

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.

Powers Heating & Air serves Peachtree, GA and the surrounding areas.  Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

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