I’m at my wit’s end when it comes to the temperature differentiation throughout my house. My bedroom faces east and always gets direct sunlight first thing in the morning from the moment the sun rises all the way to midday when it arches overhead and hangs directly above the whole house. Then, from that point forward until sunset, the same effect is felt on the rooms facing west. I discovered that my air vents aren’t perfectly balanced like they should be, so my HVAC supplier recommended I implement a zoning system. At first I assumed he meant putting ductless mini splits in each room, which despite being a great solution for many, was definitely something I did not want in my house. To get the best of both worlds, you install a specific type of zoning system that utilizes a series of dampers throughout your ductwork that control how much conditioned air enters each individual room. You can have individual thermostats for each zone and adjust the temperatures to your liking. These thermostats all work in tandem with the master system, which regulates everything in a sequence. This way, I can adjust the dampers on different sides of the house depending on the time of the day and never have to worry about my bedroom being too hot in the mornings and too cold in the afternoons. With precise programming of my zoned thermostats, I can not only offset these environmental climate fluctuations, but I can also go one step further and make particular sections of my house warmer or colder simply based on how I feel at any given moment. If I’m cooking and want extra cool air sent to my kitchen while keeping everything at a moderate level in the surrounding areas of the house, all I have to do is set my thermostat for that specific zone to the temperature of my liking.