Here’s Why an HVAC Zoning System Could Work for Your Home
Having an HVAC zoning system helps you solve challenges associated with keeping your home evenly comfortable and saving energy at the same time. A zoning system divides your home into separate areas that have different heating and cooling characteristics. It’s also a good way to isolate parts of your home that you don’t use often.
Homes with these characteristics are good candidates for zoning:
- Two-stories or more.
- Large expanses of windows.
- Raised ceiling plates in just part of the home.
- Rooms that are seldom used.
- Livable basements or attics.
- Family members with different temperature preferences.
These systems use motorized dampers in the ductwork to control the flow of air into them based on each zone’s individual thermostat’s setting. When the thermostat sends a signal to the main control panel, the HVAC system turns on and opens the damper for the zone that needs the conditioned air. An HVAC zoning system can be installed anytime, whether you’re upgrading the entire system or you want to achieve the comfort and energy savings the zoning system offers. You can also use them with programmable thermostats that simplify conditioning your home even more.
A two-story home often has the bedrooms upstairs and these rooms tend to be warmer year-round because heat rises. You can set the thermostat for more comfortable temperatures just when these rooms are typically occupied. An area of your home that has a lot of windows will heat faster all year long, and putting it on its own zone helps keep the rest of your home comfortable. Not only do these systems save a good deal of energy, they also prolong the life of your HVAC system because it doesn’t have to run as hard to condition just one area. If you’ve closed off a room or an area in your home, using a zoning system instead prevents damage to the system and its ductwork.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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