Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different causes—but your 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 monitored by their own thermostat. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you lower your heating and cooling bills.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system works because of dampers in your home’s ductwork that aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that operates your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same synopsis 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 indoor space is perfectly 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 all know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it makes sense to have 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 household 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 present system. The professionals at Scott Temperature can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 785-269-0465.