October 7th, 2012 9:53 PM by Dan Howard
When there are areas of a home that do not properly heat or cool, there may be a simple solution. Go to the thermostat and change the fan setting from “auto” to “on”. This continuously mixes the air in the home making the temperature more uniform. This is a solution any homeowner can try today.
Other solutions can be the installation of duct booster fans in the ductwork to the area with insufficient heat, insulation of ductwork to that area, repair of any openings in ductwork, installation of additional ducts or adding supplemental heat
Many empty nesters have areas of a home that they do not want to keep as well heated as others. With new products, it has become very practical to zone heating and cooling. With the new wireless zone dampers we have seen 8 zones installed for a cost of about $ 2,400. The most economical time to have this installed is when the furnace is changed.