Let me explain to you why most homes (and possibly even yours) ended up with comfort problems. Then I’ll tell you how you can correct them forever.
The reason that homeowners have to “put up” with poor temperature control in places like upstairs bedrooms, additions, and basements, is because we assume that we can’t expect anything better. Well, I want to tell you, it isn’t supposed to be that way. If you are uncomfortable in certain areas of your home, the people to blame are the builder who built the house, and the professional who designed the system. These are the guys who decided for you, that your comfort was not important enough to spend the extra money needed to guarantee it in your home. You see, when a home is built, the dynamics of home construction are totally stacked against the future owner’s comfort.
You have to realize that when a builder builds a home, he typically knows the price it will sell for when it’s done. Therefore, anywhere he can cut costs or corners is pure profit for him. Most builders know that when you move into a home, you’re more concerned about the trim and colors of a room, than whether you will be comfortable enough to spend any time there to enjoy them. So, when it comes to cutting corners, putting in a heating & cooling system with consideration for the homeowner’s future comfort is the first thing to go. Had the builder invested just a little bit more during construction, you wouldn’t have any hot or cold areas in your home. [You would be able to control the temperature in every area of your home through a process that has been around for years called zoning.]
Forced air zoning is a system that uses multiple thermostats, and automatic dampers in your home’s ductwork, to intelligently control the air flow to every room in the house. Like a traffic cop, it directs the heated or cooled air only to the areas that require it. Since one thermostat is not “smart” enough to adequately sense your comfort needs everywhere throughout your house, a zoning system puts a thermostat in all the different areas of your home to guide the air exactly where it needs to be, and stop it from going where it is no longer needed.
A zoned system is far superior to having one (or even two) furnaces and air conditioners. It is not only more energy efficient, it also gives you the ability to have as many controlled areas as your home requires to guarantee absolute comfort. Wouldn’t it be wonderful on a hot muggy night to just set a thermostat in your bedroom to 73 degrees and a sound sleep-instead of moving to the downstairs couch to cool off!