Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

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 headaches could be caused by different causes—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 regulated 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 home’s ductwork that direct airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control 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 handles your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s in essence 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 customized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.

Even if your indoor space is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be a result 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’s logical to use separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send less heat upstairs.

Having your home zoned will keep you and your occupants more comfortable and save costs. 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 current system. The professionals at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 503-374-1934.