Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a few rooms in your house are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—but a 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 regulated by their own thermostat. Pairing zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you reduce your energy bills.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in the ductwork that leads airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected to the control panel that handles your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s basically the same scenario as controlling the comfort of all the rooms in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be because of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We understand 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 reduced amounts of heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your family more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at House of Heating Incorporated can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 715-384-3163.