Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different reasons—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 controlled 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 direct airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked 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 each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 tailored 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 home is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spots. 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 on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at Comfort Zone Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 239-214-0411.