Do I need a zoned home?

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If some rooms in your home are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different reasons—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 controlled by their own thermostat. Combining 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 works using dampers in your home’s ductwork that direct airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that exact 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 using 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be a result of 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 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 occupants more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your current system. The professionals at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 203-734-7648.

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