Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different factors—but the ideal 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. Combining 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 because of dampers in your home’s ductwork that aim airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in the zone 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 absurd and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s basically the same scenario as controlling the comfort of 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 identical heating and cooling needs.

Even if your home is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be a result of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We all know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it makes sense to have separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send reduced amounts of heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your family more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 432-237-0168.