Pittsburgh Zoning Systems
We heat or cool our homes to keep our family comfortable. But, a single thermostat in the living room can’t always keep the upstairs cool or the basement warm. Fact is that you may feel a 12 to 15 degree difference in comfort levels within your Pittsburgh home.
Basically a house that has several different rooms that is controlled by a single thermostat can not keep every room in the house at the same temperature. Generally the thermostat is located in a central part of the home keeping the common area of the house at a comfortable temperature but what about the other rooms. These rooms will fluctuate in their temperature creating hot and cold rooms. The only way to get these hot rooms to cool down is it set the thermostat at a lower temperature. Now the rooms further away are comfortable but the common area is cold. There is no way to fix this situation if you only have one thermostat controlling the temperature of a home.
What is Comfort Zoning?
Zoning is the creation of distinct living areas in which the temperature is precisely controlled by its own thermostat. if you were to have a thermostat in each room of the house the individual rooms would be at the ideal temperature. Comfort Zoning is a great idea for a family home because some people are hot-natured and other cold-natured.
Do you have a child that is always cold and is constantly wrapped up in a blanket while you on the other hand feel comfortable. Then Comfort Zoning is for you. With the ability to control the different temperatures in the house the comfort zoning will help you solve the argument of the thermostat level. The child’s room will be a temperature that is comfortable to them and you also get to stay comfortable in your room.
How Zoning Works
In most homes you will find only one thermostat controlling the comfort levels for the entire house. This thermostat is usually located in a hallway and will keep the hallway at the temperature you set while other areas of the home range from too hot to too cold. Zoning systems allow a thermostat in each room (or zone) for individual temperature control for your Pittsburgh home.
The Zoning System used a series of dampers in your heating and cooling duct work to shut off certain areas and open other areas. By controlling the flow of heated or cold air within the duct work the home is able to have different setting in each room to allow the occupants to set the temperature as they see fit. Each individual room or Zone is controlled by its own thermostat giving you family the individual comfort they are wanting.
Benefits of Zone Control
- Eliminates hot/cold rooms.
- Reduces equipment run time.
- Allows you to heat or cool only the areas you want, when you want.
- Works with conventional air conditioning units, furnaces, and heat pumps.
- Provides room by room comfort control.
- Saves energy and reduces utility bills.
Why Pittsburgh Should Hire Us For Their Zoning System Needs
With years of experience, you can count on Mitchell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling to deliver superior service at a price that you can afford. We give the attention to detail to your heating and cooling system that you should expect from the professionals.
Our Pittsburgh heating experts strive to keep the homeowner informed through every step of the project. At Mitchell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, our main focus is to ensure the project is completed just the way the homeowner expects it to be completed. All of our professionals start every heating and cooling project with the goal of providing an enjoyable experience for the homeowner. No matter your heating needs, our Pittsburgh HVAC Contractors have the experience and knowledge to guarantee quality service.
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