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Warm or Cold Spots in Your Home? Get in the Zone.

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Raising the Standard Episode 73

Raising the Standard Podcast Episode 73

Do you have a room or area in your home that never seems to be a comfortable temperature like the rest of your home? In today’s day and age, technology has made hot or cold spots in your home a thing of the past. If you’re interested in eliminating this issue in certain rooms of your home, BOSS Services has solutions.  Listen to this week’s podcast or read below for how zoning can keep the temperature comfortable in every room of your home!

How Do You Zone a Ducted HVAC System?

Most often, we hear that the basement or second floor of a home is a different temperature than the rest of the home, making it uncomfortable for people using that room. The solution for this? Zoning. There are a few ways you can zone the heating and cooling in your home.

 A ducted zoned HVAC system is a heating and cooling system that uses dampers in the ductwork to regulate and redirect air to specific areas of the home. These dampers can open or close as needed to deliver airflow to each part of the home as controlled by a different thermostat in each different zone. 

Using these dampers, you can potentially close your duct work off to your first floor vents if you don’t need the AC set as cold on that floor. Then, you would have a second thermostat on your second floor so you can have a different temperature setting for the second floor. Besides zoning certain floors of your home, you can also use dampers in your ductwork to zone certain zones or rooms that have a lot of windows. Rooms with more windows tend to heat and cool differently than other rooms and can benefit from zoning so you can have a unique temperature setting in that room to keep it comfortable.

If you would like to look into zoning your home with your ducted HVAC system, we provide free consultations to create a custom solution for your home. The process of setting up a layout for this type of installation can be complex and requires a trained HVAC technician’s expertise to ensure it is designed and installed properly for your home. 

The Ultimate Zoning Solution: Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Splits

Ductless zoning is the best solution for completely customizable heating and cooling room by room. There isn’t a more efficient method of zoning than using Mitsubishi mini-splits, where you can control the temperature with a separate thermostat in each individual room if you want. For instance, if you like your bedroom cooler, you can set your bedroom to 70 and your kid’s bedroom to 74. It’s a fantastic solution for catering to different comfort levels and the unique attributes requiring different heating and cooling needs in each room or zone of your home.

How Do Ductless Mini-Splits Work?

Ductless mini-splits are heating and cooling pumps that are split into an outdoor condenser/compressor unit and indoor air-handling units. You can place an indoor air-handling unit in every zone or room of your home if you like, and those are connected to the outdoor unit. The indoor units have multiple styles and colors to choose from so they can blend in seamlessly. You can have an indoor pump on the wall, floor, or even the ceiling.

Each zone has an individual thermostat for controlling the temperature in that area, and there is also an app for controlling your temperature from any smart device, anywhere. It’s truly the most efficient HVAC system around. Whether you’re replacing or supplementing your central furnace and AC system, or you are creating zones throughout your home for Mitsubishi mini-splits to completely replace your ducted system, it’s a smart investment that can save 50% on energy costs annually.

Here is a video from Mitsubishi that breaks down ductless mini-splits further:

Mitsubishi: How Ductless Mini-Splits Work

Looking for Zoning Solutions in Your Home?

Your home is your castle. If you’re not comfortable in it, you don’t have to accept that you have hot and cold spots in your home in 2022. HVAC technology has come a long way and there is a solution for just about any issue you’re having. It could be as simple as just adjusting registers to adjust the airflow. On the other hand, it could be a larger project to replace your central HVAC system with a more energy efficient ductless mini-split system.

If you are thinking about zoning as an option for your home, we provide free consultations all over Southwest and West Michigan from New Buffalo to Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids and as far west as Kalamazoo. Our Comfort Advisors ask questions about your comfort goals and assess your home for the best solution to zoning your home as efficiently as possible. They provide 100% upfront quotes with no surprises later on so you can be sure every last detail is discussed before installation. Give us a call at 269-468-6682, and we would be happy to help!

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