Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If some rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—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 controlled 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 utilizes dampers in your home’s ductwork that direct airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that operates 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 with one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 personalized 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 correctly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be due to 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 use 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 occupants 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 even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at B & G 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 contact us at 641-323-1210.