Keeping everyone in your home comfy and warm can be difficult for your heating and air system. Your HVAC system sends equal amounts of heating and cooling to every area in your home, or at least tries to. Unfortunately, not every room in your house has the same climate requirements. To keep each room precisely the temperature you want it and at specific times, a zoning system helps greatly! The benefits to your home, your savings, and your HVAC system’s efficiency are outstanding with an HVAC installation of whole home zoning.
How It Works
An HVAC system without zoning is similar to turning every light on in your home and leaving them on 24/7 even when no one is in all of the rooms. Whole home zoning allows your heating and air system to condition specific rooms and quickly control the temperature setting in each of these places. Zoning systems work to control airflow in your home through dampers that control the airflow to zones.
Programmable thermostats are used to control the climate in each region. The thermostat gives a cue to your heating and air system, opens the dampers to a specific zone, and your HVAC system releases the appropriate temperatures to that region. The other zones remain unaffected by the airflow since the dampers remain closed according to the thermostat instructions.
Zoning System Strategies
There are many different scenarios for when a home would benefit from whole home zoning. If you notice temperature swings in different rooms of your home and can’t figure out how to keep one room warmer than another, zoning systems might be the answer to your problem. If you fall into any of these home situations, zoning is a viable option for your heating and cooling needs:
- If you have a home with large windows or even a sunroom, zoning will allow you to keep even temperatures despite solar heat gain.
- Apartments or bonus rooms above a garage are hard to heat or cool, but zoning makes temperature control possible in these areas.
- Basements or attics with a finished living space are a perfect option for whole home zoning.
- Homes with high, cathedral ceilings are great options for zoning systems since heat rises and stays at the top during the winter.
- Multi-story homes are difficult to cool and heat because the upstairs stays warmer when heat rises, but with zoning, you can supply even temperatures to all levels of your home.
Benefits of Zoning
With a proper HVAC installation of a whole home zoning system, you can rake in the savings on your energy bill and remain comfy in any room in your house. Dampers controlled by different thermostats in each zone supply climate control that saves you money since you aren’t wasting energy to heat or cool rooms that aren’t in use. Zoning also helps your HVAC system to stay healthy and operate longer than a system without whole home zoning. The wear and tear on your heating and air unit lessen and requires less repair work in the future. When a system is used less often, it saves you money without constant breakdowns from overuse.
Contact Douglas Cooling & Heating for HVAC installation of additional programmable thermostats to boost your savings even more. Programmable thermostats allow you to maintain your ideal temperatures in each zone by implementing a schedule. You can vary the temperature depending on the time of day, if you are home, or when you are sleeping.
It’s time to get the most out of your heating and cooling system. Call Douglas Cooling & Heating for HVAC installation of a whole home zoning system and new programmable thermostats. With our help, you can achieve the climate control you always dreamed of!