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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 different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different reasons—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 monitored by their own thermostat. Pairing zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you lower your heating and cooling bills.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in your home’s 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 operates your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same synopsis as controlling the comfort of every room in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you customized 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 house is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be a result of 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’s logical to have 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 occupants more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your present system. The professionals at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 224-412-8308.