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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 different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different reasons—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. Combining zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you lower your heating and cooling bills.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in your ductwork that leads airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that operates 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 in essence the same situation as controlling the comfort of all the rooms 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 usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.

Even if your indoor space is properly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold spaces. 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 can be ideal to operate 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 occupants more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your existing system. The professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 815-410-1231.