You may have heard about HVAC zoning systems but aren’t quite sure what it is or maybe it’s a completely new idea to you. HVAC zoning systems are a great way to control the temperature in different areas of your home. It works by creating different “zones” that are all regulated by separate thermostats.
Most homes with forced air systems have one thermostat that manages the entire house. Once the thermostat is signaled to either cool or heat the house, there’s not much you can do in terms of how the air spreads. This can lead to some areas of the house being either too hot or too cold. We’ve all experienced that feeling at some point where the top floor is scorching compared to the main level in the summers or the room at the corner of the house feels a lot colder than the rest.
Zoned systems solve this problem and allows you to have multiple thermostats set up in your house that is only in charge of one area in the home. This allows you to customize and optimize the temperatures in your home to your liking.
How Does HVAC Zoning Work?
There are a couple options to take to create zones within a home, but all should be implemented by an HVAC professional. The first is to have one thermostat upstairs and one downstairs if you live in a multi-story house. You could also install two separate HVAC systems to help control different areas of the home. A third option is to install a series of dampers that open or close mechanically are installed in the ducts or air vents.
Benefits of Zoned HVAC
Zoned systems come with their own set of benefits. They allow you to save money while also living conveniently and comfortably. It gives you more control over your home and allows you to switch areas on and off which means you aren’t using energy unnecessarily in areas you’re not spending time in.
When the entire house is one temperature, members of the household can become disgruntled. How many families have you come across that all enjoy the same temperature? There is always someone who is too hot or too cold and using zoned systems that allows for customization fixes that problem.
What Homes Should Consider a Zoning System?
Zoned HVAC systems don’t make as much sense for studios or smaller living spaces but if you live in a multi-story home, own a basement or attic, have high ceilings, rooms over the garage, sunrooms, large windows, or just a massive house with more than one wing, zoning systems are a great option to consider!
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