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 headaches could be caused by different factors—but your 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. 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 because of dampers in the ductwork that direct 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 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 each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same situation as controlling the comfort of 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 related heating and cooling needs.
Even if your house is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be because of 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’s logical 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 great time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 662-281-1231.