Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your home are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different reasons—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system divides 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 lower your heating and cooling bills.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in your ductwork that aim airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 absurd and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same synopsis 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 usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs.

Even if your home is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be due to architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We understand 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 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 a wonderful opportunity to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Stieferman Heating Company Inc can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 573-203-3908.