Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If some rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—but your 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 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 control your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that exact 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 absurd and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same situation 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 similar 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 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 makes sense 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 household 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 also retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning 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 801-305-4777.