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 others 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. Pairing 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 direct airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected to the control panel that operates 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 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 usually 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 may have problems with hot and cold areas. 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 use separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send lower amounts of 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 consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 309-323-9584.