Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a few rooms in your house are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different reasons—but the ideal solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system splits 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 your ductwork that leads airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific 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 using one switch. Well, that’s essentially 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 indoor space is properly 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’s logical to use 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 you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your current system. The professionals at Northern Comfort Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 507-387-6596.