Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If some rooms in your house are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different factors—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. Pairing zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in the ductwork that aim 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 operates 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 essentially 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 tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical 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. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it makes sense to operate separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send less heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your occupants more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Goode Bros AC & Heating can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at (833)-466-3322.