Do I Need a Zoned Home?
A zoned heating and cooling system separates your home into two (or more) zones which are controlled by its own thermostat. Are some areas in your home more comfortable than others? Do you have hot and cold spots? There are a lot of factors that could play into this, but a zoned home comfort system just may be the one solution you need. Zoning will not only keep you more comfortable, but when paired with programmable thermostats, it can also help you save on your heating and cooling expenses.
How Does It Work?
After the zones of your home have been determined, zoned heating and cooling runs by using dampers that are installed into your ductwork. These dampers control air flow throughout your home. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat installed to ensure you can personalize and control your comfort. All of the individual thermostats are tied in to a control panel that runs your HVAC system.
Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?
A simple way to envision the importance of zoning is to imagine you controlled each light in your home with a single switch. That would be incredibly inefficient and wouldn’t make much sense. The same is true for having one thermostat handling your entire home. With a zoned heating and cooling system you have control of every zone of your home. Zones are typically mapped out by finding the areas in the home that have similar heating and cooling needs.
Even in homes that are correctly insulated and constructed well can be impacted from hot and cold spots. Some common architectural features that result in this are multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. As we all found out in science class, heat rises. That means that your top floors are likely to be warmer than lower levels. It only makes sense to have a specific thermostat for different levels of your home. Zoned homes can also be customized to your family’s personal comfort desires.
A zoned home will not only save you money, but it is able to keep you and your family more comfortable.
If you’re adding a new system or if you’re interested in retrofitting your current system our experts are here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions about zoned homes or anything related to your family’s comfort, our professionals are just a phone call away. Give us a call at 815-410-1128.