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Do I need a zoned home?

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a few rooms in your home are more comfortable than others 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 splits 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 lower your heating and cooling 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 each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected to the control panel that runs your HVAC system.

Is A Zoned Home Right for Me?

Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same synopsis as controlling the comfort of each and every room in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. 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 can be ideal to have 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 household more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 661-437-3499 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.