Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but the ideal 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 regulated 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 your home’s ductwork that direct airflow to the appropriate 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 connected to the control panel that handles 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 with 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 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 correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still 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 makes sense to use 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 household more comfortable and save on expenses. 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 existing system. The professionals at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 303-452-4146.