Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different factors—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system allocates your home into two or more zones that are each regulated by their own thermostat. Pairing zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you lower your heating and cooling bills.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system works because of dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that runs your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same scenario as controlling the comfort of each and every room in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even if your indoor space is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be due to architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it can be ideal to use separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send less heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your family more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at Home Comfort Heating & Air can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 763-276-0617.