Do I Need a Zoned Home?
A zoned heating and cooling system splits your home into two (or more) zones which are controlled by an individual thermostat. Are some spaces in your home more cozy than others? Do you have hot and cold spots? There are many factors that could play into this, but a zoned home comfort system just may be the one fix you need. Zoning will not only keep you more cozy, but when teamed with programmable thermostats, it could also help you save on your heating and cooling costs.
How Does It Work?
After the zones of your home have been decided, zoned heating and cooling works 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 better personalize and control your comfort. All of the individual thermostats are connected to a control panel that controls your HVAC system.
Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?
A simple way to note the importance of zoning is to imagine you controlled each light in your home with the flick of an individual switch. That would be highly inefficient and wouldn’t make much sense. The same is true for having one thermostat taking care of 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 determining the areas in the home that have similar heating and cooling needs.
Even in homes that are appropriately insulated and constructed well can suffer from hot and cold spots. Some standard architectural features that lead to this are multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. As we all learned in science class, heat rises. That means that your top floors are destined 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 tailored to your family’s personal comfort preferences.
A zoned home will not only save you on energy expenses, but it is able to keep you and your family more comfortable.
If you’re buying 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 715-504-0533.