Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a couple rooms in your residence are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different factors—but a 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 monitored 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 works using dampers in your ductwork that aim airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected 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 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 usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs.
Even if your home is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be due to 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 operate 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 household more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Clean Air HVAC can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 925-233-6238.