Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If some rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—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 controlled by their own thermostat. Pairing 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 using dampers in your home’s ductwork that leads airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 by one switch. Well, that’s basically the same scenario as controlling the comfort of every room in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.
Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spots. 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 less heat upstairs.
Having your home zoned will keep you and your occupants more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 703-260-1148.