Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If some rooms in your home 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 splits your home into two or more zones that are each monitored by their own thermostat. Bringing together 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 the ductwork that leads airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that exact 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 absurd and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same scenario as controlling the comfort of each and 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 typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be because 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 makes sense to have 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 household more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your present system. The professionals at Dearing's Service & Solutions 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 give us a call at 812-200-5844.