Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a few rooms in your residence are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but the ideal 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 controlled by their own thermostat. Combining 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 works using dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control 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 nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s basically the same synopsis as controlling the comfort of each and 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 related heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could still 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 can be ideal 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 family 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 also retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Solar Air Inc. can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 954-320-7398.