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What Is An HVAC Zoning System?

September 22nd, 2022 by cverdone

HVAC Zoning

Many homeowners have one main complaint with traditional centralized HVAC systems. This is because they can’t set specific temperatures for each room of their home. With a zoned HVAC system, you can set different temperatures for areas of your home. That means you can keep it nice and cool in the bedroom but comfy and warm in the living room.

How Do HVAC Zoning Systems Work?

At the very basis of your new HVAC zoning system is a series of dampers that we install in your existing ductwork. These dampers open and close depending on your temperature settings for that area. These dampers regulate airflow. Each section of your home will have its own thermostat.

How to Determine if HVAC Zoning is Right for Your Home?

While zoning may sound convenient, it’s not recommended for all homes. The most common homes that should install zone heating and cooling include:

  • Two-story homes
  • Basements
  • Attic living spaces
  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Living space over garage
  • Sunroom
  • Wide layout
  • Many large windows

The Various Benefits of an HVAC Zoning System

A big benefit of having zone heating and cooling in your home is an increase in comfort. No longer will you have to fight with the thermostat to find the ideal temperature. Now, you can set one temperature in each section of your home. You can always be comfortable, no matter where you’re at.

When you optimize room temperatures to your needs, it leads to efficient operation. For example, imagine that you have your bedroom temperatures set lower than the rest of your home. Your heating system won’t produce heat to warm up those areas above their set temperature. When your system is more efficient, you save money on your energy bills.

Another great benefit of zone systems is that they reduce hot and cold spots in your home. There are many thermostats in your home. Because of this, your HVAC system will notice and adjust for any changes in temperature.

Call Us Today

If you want to learn more about HVAC zoning systems or have questions, give us a call today. Our HVAC professionals can recommend the right system for your home. If a zoned system is best for your household, we can install one for you.