When my hubby plus I bought a historic property in Minneapolis, Minnesota, my buddy and I were delighted by the hardwood floors, ornate moldings plus wide front porch! My buddy and I never considered how taxing the high ceilings, big windows plus numerous room would be for temperature control, however the winters in Minneapolis bring frequent temperatures in the single digits.
- It’s not odd to experience sub zero conditions.
While the summer time weather isn’t quite as severe, the temperature climbs into the mid eighties plus brings high humidity. The cost of keeping a comfortable property contributes to approximately fifty percent of energy expenses! Despite paying excessively overpriced energy bills, not every room in the property felt comfortable. There were areas that were always freezing plus others that tended to become overheated. With a single control equipment handling the demands of the whole house, there was no way to answer these concerns. Plus, the upstairs of the property tended to be warmer than the downstairs. There are also several rooms my buddy and I never use. My buddy and I were paying to keet plus cool empty residing space. I finally consulted with a local Minneapolis HVAC contractor about the problem! He advised updating to zone control, then fortunately, our furnace, a/c plus ductwork were current enough to accommodate the improvement, and a series of valves were installed into the ductwork to direct airflow. My buddy and I now have control units mounted in the individual rooms that allow customized temperature settings. The difference has been amazing. My buddy and I are saving a significant amount of money on biweekly energy costs. There is far less wear plus tear on the heating plus cooling system plus yet my family is much more comfortable, each family member is able to adjust temperature in their study room to their preference.