Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your residence are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but your solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system divides your home into two or more zones that are each controlled by their own thermostat. Combining zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected to the control panel that operates your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same synopsis 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 usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be because of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We all know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to operate 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 look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Airmen HVAC Service can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 570-322-3131.