Hot and Cold Spots

Hot and cold spots are a problem that comes from using just one thermostat to control your entire home. It's like having one light switch control every light in your home. It’s not efficient. To prevent this, your family needs to invest in zone control products. 

Family members have different temperature preferences, and areas of your house have different temperature needs.

Common reasons for hot and cold spots include:

  • Heat rises up, leaving the main floor cool and second-floor bedrooms hot
  • Cool air settles in the basement
  • Windows to the south soak up the sun, making certain rooms uncomfortably hot, while northerly winds may make some rooms feel too cool
  • Design features such as large glass expanses, vaulted or cathedral ceilings, finished basements, solarium, and lofts

Expecting one thermostat to control temperature variations throughout your entire home is asking the impossible. Alternatively, zone control can help your family achieve total comfort and energy efficiency.

"Zone heating and cooling is [also] used in some homes. This allows you to reduce the heating and cooling to an unused part of your home, and can substantially reduce your energy bills." -U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Zone Control Prevents Hot and Cold Spots

Aprilaire can provide your family with whole-home indoor air quality solutions that help you control temperature, making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.

Aprilaire Zone Control uses multiple thermostats and patented damper controls to make every room in your house feel just right.