When my wife and I bought an outdated country style house in the historic district, the people I was with and I were happy with the hardwood floors, doors as well as moldings.
The two of us just enjoyed the stained glass windows, high ceilings as well as high floor balconies.
I was excited about the big kitchen, as well as my wife was excited about having a workshop in the basement. The two of us had no clue how hard the house would be to heat as well as cool. It is a genuinely big beach house as well as divided into lots of small rooms. There are a lot of rooms that the people I was with and I use for nothing but storage. The two of us were paying to heat as well as cool the whole beach house to the right temperature. There are rooms with lots of windows that are exposed to the harsh sunshine that tend to be warmer than the rest of the house. There are areas of the beach house that are shaded as well as get hit by the wind. They properly assume cold. There was no way to pinpoint those rooms individually. I finally mentioned my issues to the HVAC company who was servicing the gas furnace. She suggested that the people I was with and I upgrade to zone control. I originally assumed that meant breaking out the entire heating as well as cooling method as well as starting from scratch. She assured me that her company is capable of installing dampers into the existing ducts to direct the air to certain rooms. The two of us now have an independent thermostat in each room that all connects to a central hub in the kitchen. Through an app on my PC, I’m able to customize temperature to personal preference, occupancy as well as 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 as well as a/c bills are abruptly taking over the investment into zone control.