Zone Control Systems Adjust Ducts, Room Temperatures

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Zone Control Systems Adjust Ducts, Room Temperatures


Q. Some rooms in our house are too hot or too cold and someone is always complaining. What can we do to even out the room temperatures to keep everyone happy. Will doing this lower our utility bills?

A. There probably is not one house in the entire country that has even temperatures throughout all the rooms. There are many factors such as the length of duct, bends, orientation to the sun, number of windows and exterior walls, etc., that impact the room air temperature.

Actually, it is not desirable to have all the rooms the same temperature. Depending upon the activity level in the room, a wide range of temperatures may be comfortable. Also, some people just like it warmer or cooler.

The simplest method to control temperatures in various rooms is to adjust the dampers in the furnace ducts leading to the rooms. Somewhere near the furnace, find a small handle on the side of each duct. When the handle is parallel to the duct, the damper is typically open.

During winter, partially close the damper in the ducts leading to rooms that are too warm and make sure the other ones are totally opened. You may find you must close them pretty much to effect the room temperature. Wait several hours for the room temperature to stabilize between adjustments.

Mark the damper handle locations on the ducts with a "W" for winter. During summer, the damper adjustments will have to be changed. For example, a room that gets much sun during winter may need less warm air to be comfortable. During summer, that room will be too hot and need extra cooled air. …

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