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. Combining zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you reduce your energy bills.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in the ductwork that leads airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that exact 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 absurd and inefficient it would be if each and every light 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house 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. We all know 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 reduced amounts of heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your family more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your present system. The professionals at George Home Services can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 570-244-2510.