Do I Need a Zoned Home?
If a few rooms in your house are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different reasons—but a 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 controlled 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 aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated 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 each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same situation 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 generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs.
Even if your home is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be because 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 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 a wonderful opportunity to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Miller Climate Control LLC can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 512-937-2001.