Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If some rooms in your residence are more comfortable than other places 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 allocates your home into two or more zones that are each regulated by their own thermostat. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in the ductwork that direct airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s in essence 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 customized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.

Even if your indoor space is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. 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 can be ideal to use separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send reduced amounts of heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your household more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your current system. The professionals at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 662-269-8716.