Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a couple rooms in your residence are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different factors—but your 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 regulated by their own thermostat. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you lower your heating and cooling bills.
How Does It Work?
A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 absurd and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same synopsis as controlling the comfort of all the rooms in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar 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 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 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 household more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Lakeside Heating & Air can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 509-284-4265.