Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If some rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different causes—but your 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 regulated by their own thermostat. Bringing together 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 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 specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that handles 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 using one switch. Well, that’s in essence 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 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 home is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be because of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We understand 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 you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 204-272-8128.