Happy Summer everyone!
Now that we are officially in the hottest part of the year I want to talk a little about your HVAC system. HVAC stands for your Heating, Ventalating, and Air Conditioning system, and whether you are using your heat or your A/C the process of using it in your home is the same.
Whenever you put in a temperature that you want, say, 75 degrees, into your thermostat you are creating what is called a “setpoint”. Your setpoint is going to determine when your HVAC system turns on, and when it turns back off, and actually what it’ll do is wait for the temperature to get a little above the setpoint, and turn off after it goes a little below the set point so it’s not turning on and off as much.
The “setpoint on and off” system is how it works for every HVAC system installed in any home in this country, the problem with these types of systems is that they aren’t always the most efficient way to regulate the temperature of your home. For probably 90% of homes the thermostat is going to be on the first floor of your house, usually in the living room or kitchen or something. But what about the rooms that are on a second floor? Or what about a basement? These rooms are going to have a drastically different temperature than the first floor, center of the house, thermostat. In order to combat this they have Temperature Zoning Systems.
A Temperature Zoning System is a way for you to have multiple thermostats for each area (zone) of your home. You can heat and cool each area of your house independently from the others. This is especially handy if you have a room that gets really hot at a specific time of day (like a western facing room) you can have the air blowing in just that room vs. having air going into the whole house. A zoning system can also be handy for entire second floors or basements. Basements tend to be cooler than the rest of the house because they are underground and out of the sun. Because of this it can be good to have a zoning system in place so that your basement can get a constant supply of heat without having to wait for the setpoint in the living room to dip below your desired temperature.
There are plenty of HVAC installation options for a zoning system, but there is also the chance that you are going to have to install it yourself. All in all there are plenty of videos and websites online to help you understand more of what a zoning system is and how to get it in your home.
If you want a zoning system in your home, but don’t want to run the risk of getting scammed by your contractor be sure and request to use Safepact as your payment system. If you have any other questions about HVAC systems or a temperature zoning system be sure and contact us here or on facebook.
Everybody stay cool and build safe!