Zoning Systems: Comfort Control in All the Rooms of Your Home

Zoning Systems: Comfort Control in All the Rooms of Your HomeNot many homes rely on one thermostat to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout the house. If you live in a one-room log cabin, maybe, but otherwise, probably not. But don’t despair – you can install a zoning system in your home and achieve perfect comfort control in every room in the house.

Why Can’t a Single Thermostat Do the Job?

Think about it. That one thermostat is located in one spot in your home, usually the living room or a central hallway on the main floor. Yet, homes have a variety of different climate areas, places that warm or cool at different rates as a result of unique factors. For example, in the summer, upstairs bedrooms may still be warm and close when the thermostat in the living room shuts down the A/C. Similarly, in the winter, the living-room thermostat will turn off the heat before the chilly finished basement warms up.

Other factors affecting areas’ ability to warm or cool include orientation to the sun, the number and square footage of windows, types of building materials, distance from the central heating or cooling system, and more.

How Does a Zoning System Work?

These systems employ two or more thermostats to provide individual temperature control in designated zones in a home, with a dedicated programmable thermostat and automated duct damper(s) in each zone. Often, the zones simply coincide with the levels of a home, though they also can be planned according to the other aforementioned climate factors.

Benefits of a Zoning System

  • Energy savings. You save energy and money when you’re not heating or cooling unoccupied areas in a home. With a zoning system, you only route conditioned air to areas that need or want it.
  • Whole-house comfort. You’ll no longer have “no man’s lands” in a home that never seem to get comfortably cool or warm.
  • Family harmony. Gone are the days when family members squabbled over who controls the thermostat.

To discuss installing whole-house comfort control in your Middletown area home with a new zoning system, please contact us at C.R. Wolfe Heating & Air Conditioning.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Middletown, New York about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about zoning systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 845-367-4482.

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