Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but your 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 lower your heating and cooling bills.
How Does It Work?
A zoned heating and cooling system works because of dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each of the zones 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 every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s basically the same situation as controlling the comfort of each and every room in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you customized 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 home 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. We all know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to operate 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 an ideal time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating 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 call us at 800-296-5088.