Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your residence are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different causes—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 monitored by their own thermostat. Pairing zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you reduce your energy bills.

How Does It Work?

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

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same synopsis as controlling the comfort of 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 identical heating and cooling needs.

Even if your home is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be because of 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’s logical to operate 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 wonderful opportunity to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Paso Robles Heating and Air 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 contact us at 805-203-8667.