Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a few rooms in your home are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these issues 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. 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 utilizes dampers in your ductwork that leads airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 impractical and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s basically the same situation as controlling the comfort of each and 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 usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs.
Even if your indoor space is properly insulated and well-constructed, you may 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 can be ideal to operate 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 family more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your current system. The professionals at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 812-663-7252.