Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a few rooms in your residence 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 allocates 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 save on your heating and cooling bill.
How Does It Work?
A zoned heating and cooling system works because of dampers in the ductwork that direct airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that exact 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 all the lights in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same scenario 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 related heating and cooling needs.
Even if your indoor space is properly 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. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it can be ideal 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 occupants more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your current system. The professionals at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 360-255-5857.