Do you feel like you need a winter coat when you’re relaxing downstairs and a tank top when you go upstairs? While it may not be that extreme, many homeowners who live in multistory homes do experience distinct temperature fluctuations depending on what floor they’re on. In some cases, it boils down to simple science – heat rises, after all. But in other cases, extreme temperature fluctuations could be the result of an inefficient HVAC system or leaky ductwork.

Either way, you want a solution to solve uneven heating and cooling. Fortunately, A-1 United is here to help. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the solutions to create consistent temperatures across your entire Omaha, NE, home so you and your family can stay happy, safe and comfortable year-round. Contact A-1 United today to schedule HVAC service for your Omaha, NE home.

How to Regulate Upstairs and Downstairs Temperatures

One of the best ways to regulate the temperatures across your entire home is by installing a ductless mini-split heat pump or ductless air conditioning system. Ductless mini-split heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling. They consist of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor air handling units. The indoor units are connected to the outdoor unit through a small hole in the wall.

As their name implies, ductless mini-splits don’t require the use of old, leaky ductwork. Either cold or warm air – depending on the season – is brought in through the indoor air handling units directly into your home.

Ductless mini-splits are highly efficient and allow you to create temperature “zones” in different rooms or spaces because each unit comes with its own thermostat. You can adjust the temperature in each zone based on how often you use each space or the personal temperature preferences of various family members.

If you’re interested in learning more about mini-split installation in Omaha, NE, contact A-1 United today. Our mini-split installers have years of experience ensuring your new system is installed correctly to optimize efficiency.

How to Increase Airflow on the Second Floor

An HVAC zoning system is an effective way to increase airflow on the second floor. Like a mini-split system, HVAC zoning allows you to create temperature zones in different areas of your home. Each zone can be controlled independently with its own thermostat.

While there are some similarities to a mini-split heat pump, you don’t need to install a brand-new system. Zoned systems can be installed alongside new HVAC equipment, as well as integrated into existing systems.

HVAC zoning typically involves a zone controller, zone dampers and zone thermostats. When the set temperature is reached in a zone, for example, the zone controller will close the dampers located in the ductwork. The dampers are responsible for regulating airflow to each zone in your home.

Some of the benefits of switching to an HVAC zoning system include:

  • Fixing hot and cold spots.
  • Energy savings due to the fact you can turn the thermostat up or down – depending on the time of year – in rooms you rarely use.
  • Increased comfort. Family members can choose the temperature that suits them best in their bedroom. It also eliminates uncomfortable hot and cold spots.
  • Increased life span of your HVAC system. Your heating and cooling system won’t need to work as hard to cool or heat unoccupied rooms, decreasing wear and tear.

Contact A-1 United for HVAC Services

Contact the heating and cooling experts at A-1 United. We offer several solutions for uneven temperatures across homes, including the installation of a zoned HVAC system or a ductless mini-split heat pump. Contact us today at 402-593-7500 to schedule an appointment.