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 causes—but a 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. 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 direct airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that operates your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.

Even if your home is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold spots. 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 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 family more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 601-292-9763.