Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a couple rooms in your residence are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system divides 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 save on your heating and cooling bill.
How Does It Work?
A zoned heating and cooling system works because of dampers in your ductwork that leads airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s essentially 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 tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.
Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold areas. 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’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 household more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 918-682-8238.