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 other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different factors—but your 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. Bringing together 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 your ductwork that aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that specific 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 nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same synopsis 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 typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. 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 operate separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send lower amounts of heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your household more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your present system. The professionals at Integrity AC & Heating LLC can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 602-971-0567.