Maestro, Please! Save My Marriage with Whole-House Zoning
“ZONING saved my marriage!” Anonymous, Overland Park
By giving homeowners more control over how they heat and cool their home, a zoning system enables the creation of comfort zones that are customizable for each room or “zone,” which keeps all family members happy while saving money on energy bills at the same time. Instead of sending the same amount of heated or cooled air into all rooms when the furnace or air conditioner is turned on, multiple thermostats allow the system to send conditioned air only to the zones that need it and only when they need it.
Enter Maestro Zoning System from Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
Maestro Zoning works by using a control panel, a series of dampers within the duct work, and thermostats placed in the problem areas. It even features wireless thermostats that can be carried from room to room to ensure the desired temperature in that room. This is a perfect solution for a homeowner who has rooms that are hard to cool in the summer. Zoning is ideal for homes with multiple levels, expansive glass areas, sprawling designs, or large open areas such as vaulted ceilings, lofts or atriums. Homes with finished basements, home offices and room additions are also good candidates for zoning.
Zoning Beats the Heat
Zoning is gaining in popularity because it is an economically smart decision, but it becomes an important solution for comfort especially in the summer months. Since a thermostat only knows the temperature of the area it’s located in, your home can suffer from stark temperature variances in different rooms. And because thermostats are normally located on a home’s first level, rooms on upper levels can be unbearably hot because of the “stack effect” of warm air rising. Rather than install window units in your upstairs bedrooms or keep your lower levels uncomfortably cool to accommodate the upper levels, zoning has become a must-have solution for any two-story home.
But I Like to Sleep Huddled Under the Comforter…
No more arguments over temperature in the house – YOU have control of the temperature in your room, and your family members have control over theirs. Automatic dampers are activated by an electronic monitor depending on the set temperature from individual thermostats in the area served. These dampers allow cooled air to be sent into warmer rooms while restricting air flow to other rooms. Since each room, or “zone” has a different thermostat, one person can enjoy a warmer room while another luxuriates in their own much cooler zone.
Bedrooms Over the Garage in the Summer – Yikes!
If you are the unlucky one who’s bedroom is over the garage, you know that no matter how much the AC is cranked in the house your room is always HOT. Maestro Zoning is a great option for homes with this configuration, as well as for homes with west-facing rooms, or a bonus room off the back. Temperature variances can be affected by expansive glass areas as well, since the temperature outside and the radiant sunlight will heat that room at a faster rate than the rest of your home. Your home’s temperature can also be affected if a portion of the home is built over a concrete slab, or there is a large, open area of your home with vaulted ceilings.
Is Zoning Right for My Home?
You need Maestro Zoning in your home if . . .
- It has multiple levels
- It contains a bonus room off the back or over the garage
- There are finished areas in the basement or attic
- It utilizes expansive glass areas
- You desire different temperatures in different areas of the home
- You have a home office
- A portion of the home is built over a concrete slab floor
- The home extends in multiple directions or has wings extending off the main living area
- There are large, open areas such as vaulted ceilings or lofts, an atrium or a solarium
Call our Maestro Zoning experts here at Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling today for a Free Estimate! A-N-T-H-O-N-Y (268-4669) KS or MO.