Updated July 20, 2023
If you have a multi-story home, you’re likely all too familiar with the idea of hot air rising. Fortunately, there are some things you can do with your thermostat to address this temperature differential and keep everyone comfortable, day or night.
Multi-Zone Climate Control
Some houses have more than one heating/cooling zone. This gives you greater control over each section of your home, and it can end up saving you money. Instead of keeping both thermostats at the same temperature, you can be smart and strategic. In the summer, you can set your upstairs thermostat to your desired temperature and set your downstairs thermostat about two degrees warmer. Over time, the cool air from upstairs will naturally fall, and as a result, the two levels of your home will better be able to maintain an equilibrium.
In the winter, the reverse strategy should work. The downstairs thermostat should be set to your ideal temperature, and the upstairs thermostat should be about 2 degrees cooler. The heat should be balanced pretty well with this method, and your downstairs will get a little bit extra warmth to keep you comfortable.
At Quick Comfort, we’re often called upon by customers in the Lincoln, IL, area to upgrade homes to have multi-zone heating and cooling. This process is usually straightforward, and we’d be happy to talk with you about your options.
If you have a smart thermostat, you can be even more efficient with your energy usage. For those of you away during the day, thermostats can be set to not use as much energy when you’re away. Multi-zone houses can use smart thermostats very effectively. Our team has experience with smart thermostats, and we can certainly get you set up with this modern technology.
Call on Us
At Quick Comfort, we repair, install, and maintain heating and cooling systems, and we work in the indoor air quality field. We have a friendly staff and highly trained technicians. Contact us if you’d like assistance with anything related to your thermostats.