Do I need a zoned home?

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 splits your home into two or more zones that are each controlled by their own thermostat. Combining 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 because of dampers in your home’s ductwork that leads airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s essentially 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even if your indoor space is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. 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 lower amounts of heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your occupants more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Local HVAC Repair & Service can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 224-300-4806.

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