Hot and cold spots are a common problem in homes across the country, and they can be incredibly uncomfortable. It’s never fun to walk into a room and find it ten degrees off from the rest of the house, or to have the lower part of your body be freezing while your top half is stifling. Fortunately, there are a number of different options for treating these hot and cold spots in your home. Read on for more information.
Hot and cold spots are caused by two major problems with centralized forced-air systems: lack of modulation and reliance on a single thermostat. This prevents centralized forced air systems from providing the right amount of hot or cold air to each room, instead forcing them to provide a “one size fits all” solution that doesn’t account for differences in insulation.
Zone control fixes these problems by installing a damper system in the ducts of the home. One damper is installed in each room, with its own corresponding thermostat. When an individual room’s thermostat needs heating or cooling, it opens the appropriate damper and activates the heating or air conditioning system. This allows it to solve for those two major causes of hot and cold spots.
Ductless systems take the general idea of zone control and then go one step further. Instead of controlling the flow of air through your ducts, a ductless system eliminates ducts altogether. Instead, ductless systems use individual air handlers installed in each room of the house to distribute hot and cold air. Just like zone control, ductless systems allow you to adjust the temperature of each room independently of each other.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of these systems, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. We serve all of Layton, UT.