Do I need a zoned home?

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Do I Need a Zoned Home?

A zoned heating and cooling system splits your home into two (or more) zones which are altered by an individual thermostat. Are some areas in your home more cozy than others? Do you have hot and cold spots? There are many factors that could play into this, but a zoned home comfort system just may be the one solution you need. Zoning will not only keep you more cozy, but when teamed with programmable thermostats, it may also help you save on your heating and cooling expenses.

How Does It Work?

After the zones of your home have been mapped out, zoned heating and cooling runs by using dampers that are installed into your ductwork. These dampers control air flow through your entire home. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat installed to better customize and control your comfort. All of the individual thermostats are tied in to a control panel that runs your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

A simple way to note the importance of zoning is to imagine you controlled all the lights of your home with the flick of an individual switch. That would be incredibly inefficient and wouldn’t make much sense. The same is true for having one thermostat controlling your entire home. With a zoned heating and cooling system you have control of every zone of your home. Zones are normally mapped out by finding the areas in the home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even in homes that are properly insulated and constructed well can suffer from hot and cold spots. Some typical architectural features that result in this are multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. As we all learned in science class, heat rises. That means that your top floors are destined to be warmer than lower levels. It only makes sense to have a separate thermostat for different levels of your home. Zoned homes can also be adjusted to your family’s personal comfort desires.

A zoned home will not only save you money, but it will keep you and your family more comfortable.

If you’re installing a new system or if you’re interested in retrofitting your current system our professionals are here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions about zoned homes or anything related to your family’s comfort, our experts are just a phone call away. We make it easy to set up an appointment with us online or give us a call at 217-210-2662.  

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