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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 problems could be caused by different factors—but a 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. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill.

How Does It Work?

A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in your ductwork that leads 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 specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that operates your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s basically the same scenario as controlling the comfort of all the rooms 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 typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.

Even if your home is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still 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 makes sense to use 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 family more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at JTech Mechanical can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 281-231-8768.