Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If some rooms in your home 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 allocates 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 lower your heating and cooling bills.
How Does It Work?
A zoned heating and cooling system works because of dampers in your home’s ductwork that direct airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that exact 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 using one switch. Well, that’s basically the same synopsis as controlling the comfort of every room 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 similar heating and cooling needs.
Even if your house is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be a result 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’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 you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your present system. The professionals at GV Heating & Air can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 763-535-2000.