Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a few rooms in your home are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different reasons—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system allocates your home into two or more zones that are each controlled 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 utilizes dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each zone 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 synopsis as controlling the comfort of each and every room 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 similar heating and cooling needs.
Even if your home is properly 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. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to have separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send lower amounts of 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 present system. The professionals at Patterson & Stirling Inc can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 814-308-0416.