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Do I need a zoned home?

March 29, 2016

Do I Need a Zoned Home?

If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different factors—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system allocates 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 the ductwork that direct airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked 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 every light in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs.

Even if your indoor space is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be because of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We understand that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to have 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 household more comfortable and save you money. 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 current system. The professionals at Contra Costa Heating & AC can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 510-343-9841.