ductless zoning

Do I need a zoned home?

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

A zoned heating and cooling system splits your home into two (or more) zones which are altered by an individual thermostat. Are some areas in your home more comfortable than others? Do you have hot and cold spots? There are a number of factors that may play into this, but a zoned home comfort system just may be the one fix you need. Zoning will not only keep you more comfortable, but when teamed with programmable thermostats, it could also help you save on your heating and cooling costs.

How Does It Work?

After the zones of your home have been decided, zoned heating and cooling operates by using dampers that are installed into your ductwork. These dampers control air flow through your entire home. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat installed to ensure you can customize and control your comfort. All of the individual thermostats are connected to a control panel that runs your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

A simple way to note the importance of zoning is to imagine you controlled all the lights of your home with the flick of an individual switch. That would be incredibly inefficient and not practical at all. The same is true for having one thermostat handling your entire home. With a zoned heating and cooling system you have control of every zone of your home. Zones are normally mapped out by finding the areas in the home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even in homes that are correctly insulated and constructed well can be uncomfortable from hot and cold spots. Some typical architectural features that lead to this are multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. As we all discovered in science class, heat rises. That means that your top floors are likely to be warmer than lower levels. It only makes sense to have an individual thermostat for different levels of your home. Zoned homes can also be customized to your family’s personal comfort needs.

A zoned home will not only save you money, but it will keep you and your family more comfortable.

If you’re adding a new system or if you’re interested in retrofitting your current system our experts are here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions about zoned homes or anything related to your family’s comfort, our team is just a phone call away. We make it easy to schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 626-478-2922.