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 set by their own thermostat. Are some rooms in your home more comfy than others? Do you have hot and cold spots? There are many factors that can play into this, but a zoned home comfort system just may be the one answer you need. Zoning will not only keep you more cozy, but when paired with programmable thermostats, it can also help you save on your heating and cooling expenses.

How Does It Work?

After the zones of your home have been determined, zoned heating and cooling operates by using dampers that are installed into your ductwork. These dampers control air flow throughout your home. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat installed to allow you to customize and control your comfort. All of the individual thermostats are linked to a control panel that controls your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

A simple way to think through the importance of zoning is to imagine you controlled all the lights of your home with a single switch. That would be incredibly inefficient and wouldn’t make much sense. 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 typically mapped out by identifying the areas in the home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even in homes that are correctly insulated and constructed well can be impacted from hot and cold spots. Some common architectural features that lead to this are multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. As we all learned in science class, heat rises. That means that your top floors are destined to be warmer than lower levels. It only makes sense to have a separate 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 on bills, but it is able to 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 pros 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 professionals are just a phone call away. We make it easy to arrange an appointment with us online or give us a call at 309-517-7511.