We need to do something about the heat in the living room

My neighbor also said that zone control might also work well for our house

We just moved into this house and already there is an issue. I am starting to wonder if we did the right thing by buying this house. My husband, on the other hand, says I am making a big deal out of nothing. The problem is the windows in the living room. Don’t get me wrong, I love the big windows in the living room. After all, those windows are the main reason why I fell in love with this house in the first place. However, in the afternoon, the sun shines right through those big windows and it gets very hot in the living room. This house has a whole-home HVAC system and it works very well. However, the dial thermostat is in the hallway, it is not in the living room. I spend most of my time at my desk in the living room. That means that I have to keep getting up and adjusting the thermostat so that I can be comfortable. Our neighbor is an HVAC technician. I have talked to her about it and she said that the issue can be solved with a smart thermostat. She said that some smart thermostats have sensors. These sensors tell the thermostat what room of the house you are in and then they adjust the HVAC system to keep that particular room comfortable. Also, with a smart thermostat, I could adjust the temperature from my phone if I wanted. My neighbor also said that zone control might also work well for our house. With zone control you get a thermostat in every room of the house. However, getting zone control installed would cost a lot more than a smart thermostat.

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