Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a few 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 splits 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 because of dampers in your home’s ductwork that aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected to the control panel that runs your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same situation as controlling the comfort of every room 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 generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be a result of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to have 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 family 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 may consider doing a retrofit your current system. The professionals at Farris Heating & Air can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 918-534-8194.