Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a few rooms in your house are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches 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. Combining 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 your ductwork that direct 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 specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that runs 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 basically the same scenario 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 identical heating and cooling needs.
Even if your house is properly 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 all 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 occupants more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your current system. The professionals at H&C Heating and Cooling can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 301-960-3247.