Are You As Comfortable As You Can Be? How about Zoning?
Do you live in a two story house? How about a multiple story or a long ranch style? Did you know you can zone your heating and cooling system? What I mean is, install some dampers and thermostats and be able to control your heating and or cooling system to whatever temperature you would like. For instance, let’s say you have a 2 story home. Typical 2 story homes have the bedrooms upstairs and the living space and kitchen on the main floor. Why heat or cool the main floor at night while everyone is upstairs sleeping? As you start your day why heat or cool the upstairs while everyone is on the main floor. There are many studies on energy savings and zoning and what we have seen is about $365.00 saving per year.
Honeywell makes a simple zoning system that can adapt to most any heat pump, gas, oil, or electric furnace. If you have a Water Furnace Geothermal system they have a zone control that works very well.
Trane has just introduced the Comfort Link II zone system. When installed with a Trane variable speed communicating gas furnace or air handler, XL20I communicating Heat pump or Air Conditioner, and the XL950 thermostat, you can easily have multiple zones with sensors on the wall in each room to communicate back to the XL950 thermostat, then to the zone control. The zone control then will turn on heating or cooling, depending on what’s needed, and open the damper to the room, and allow the room to maintain the temperature you desire. If you would like to lean more, please request a quote.
Columbia NW Heating Inc. specializes in efficiently upgrading or repairing air conditioning, heating, gas furnaces, heat pump, ductless heat pumps, tankless water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, electric furnaces, air filtration systems, oil furnaces, gas fireplaces and inserts, and all systems related to the comfort of your home or office in Portland and surrounding areas.