Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different factors—but a 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 save on your heating and cooling bill.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system works because of dampers in your ductwork that aim airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that handles your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s essentially 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even if your indoor space is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be due to 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’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 costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your present system. The professionals at Durable Service 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 call us at 308-995-8177.