Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a couple rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different factors—but your 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 regulated by their own thermostat. Bringing together 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 your ductwork that direct airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected to the control panel that handles 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 using one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same scenario 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 similar heating and cooling needs.
Even if your indoor space 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. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it can be ideal to have 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 you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 956-381-1162.