Comfort Tips for Two Story Homes

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Heating and cooling in your home can be challenging sometimes – it might be too cold, then it gets too hot. It’s colder in one room than the other, and the upstairs is warmer than the downstairs. Keeping every room in your home at a comfortable temperature can get a little bit tricky, especially for two story homes that often have inconsistent temperatures. Here are some helpful comfort tips to keep your home at the right temperature on every level of your house.

Tip #1: Figure out the root cause.
If you are continually finding that one room or an entire floor of your home is not as comfortable as the rest of the house, don’t continue to throw more energy at it and increase your utility bill. Start by checking the windows, insulation, and the weather stripping around your windows and doors. This will not only allow you to reduce how much energy you’re using, but it will also help solve some of the heating and cooling issues you’re facing inside the home. If you have already done this step and you’re still noticing that the there is a disparity in the temperatures and comfort level, we are happy to send our experienced team of licensed professionals out to take a look at what your options are and recommend what changes might be right for you.

Tip #2: Zoning
Zoned temperature control can be a great way to heat and cool your home efficiently. This type of temperature control means that there are several thermostats placed throughout the home that are wired to one control panel that works within your home’s ductwork via the forced-air system. The thermostats will read what the specific zone temperature is, then open and close dampers within the ductwork to adjust the temperature for that specific area. When used properly, zoning can save homeowners money on utility costs because it allows them to adjust temperatures according to usage. This can add up to big savings at the end of the year. Each zone will heat independently from other areas of the home – it’s simple! We’re happy to talk to you about how zoning could work in your home and how many zones you would need!

Tip #3: Modify ductwork
Sometimes, homes will need to have their ductwork modified to increase airflow into certain rooms. Replacing ductwork can be costly if it needs to be completely redone, but we are happy to help with some creative duct solutions that can help minimize inefficiency and enhance the overall comfort of your space.

Our team at Specialty Heating & Cooling is ready to help you get your home comfortable and ready to tackle the upcoming cold days of autumn and winter. Call us today for a no-pressure estimate.

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