Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your residence are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different factors—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 monitored 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 utilizes dampers in your ductwork that aim airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected 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 by 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 tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs.

Even if your home is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be a result 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 less 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 wonderful opportunity to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your current system. The professionals at Colvin's Heating and Cooling 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 call us at 816-379-3918.