Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a few rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—but the ideal 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. Bringing together 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 appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that handles your HVAC system.
Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?
Imagine how nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled by 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 related heating and cooling needs.
Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold spaces. 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 can be ideal to use separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send less heat upstairs.
Having your home zoned will keep you and your occupants more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 602-832-7808.