Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a few rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different reasons—but your 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. Pairing 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 works using dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that runs your HVAC system.
Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?
Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same synopsis 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 generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar 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 due to 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 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 family more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Brogan Heating & AC Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 507-218-0088.