When my partner and I bought an old world type of house in the historic district, the two of us were happy with the hardwood floors, doors and moldings.
The people I was with and I just loved the stained glass windows, high ceilings and minute floor balconies.
I was happy with the big study room, and my partner was blissful having a workshop in the basement. The people I was with and I had no clue how taxing the house would be to heat and cool. It is a honestly big home and divided into lots of small rooms. There are a lot of rooms that the two of us use for nothing but storage. The people I was with and I were paying to heat and cool the whole home to the ideal temperature. There are rooms with tons of windows that are exposed to the midday sunlight that tend to be warmer than the rest of the house. There are areas of the home that are shaded and get hit by the wind. They properly feel frigid. There was no way to target those rooms individually. I finally mentioned my concerns to the Heating and Air Conditioning business who was servicing the oil furnace. He suggested that the two of us change over to zone control. I originally assumed that meant tearing out the entire heating and cooling method and starting from scratch. He assured me that his dealership is capable of installing dampers into the existing ductwork to direct the air to particular rooms. The people I was with and I now have an independent temperature control in each room that all affixes to a central hub in the kitchen. Through an app on my phone, I’m able to customize temperature to personal preference, occupancy and the requirements of the room. Having zone control has significantly improved comfort. Also, I’ve been able to trim our running costs by quite a bit. The savings on the heating and cooling bills are hastily coming back from the investment into zone control.