What Is an HVAC Zoning System

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HVAC systems have come a long way since the first units were used decades ago. As technology increases, controlling the temperature and air quality inside our homes and businesses is becoming easier and more convenient. Take thermostats for example—long gone are the days of setting the device yourself. With features like zoning systems, now nearly every room of your home can have its own personal settings.

So, What Exactly Does an HVAC Zoning System Do?

HVAC zoning systems, if installed correctly, can benefit your home (and your wallet) greatly. The system is designed and installed so that homeowners can have control over the temperature and air quality of different rooms. For example, if you and your family spend the most time in the living room, you’ll want that temperature and air quality in that room to be perfect—but if you spend little time in, let’s say the dining room, there’s no need for the room’s temperature to be monitored as specifically. By having the option of lowering the temperature in certain rooms, you’ll be able to lower your energy bills while still making your home comfortable for everyone.

How Does the Zoning System Work?

HVAC zoning systems work by installing dampers within the ductwork. When the ducts are open, dampers allow conditioned air to flow to the specific area and vice versa. Most zoning systems are operated by electronic monitors that control the opening and closing of the different dampers. The control over the ductwork allows you to personalize the comfort in each room of your home.

Is a Zoning System for Me?

While zoning systems can provide personalized comfort for many, the zoning system may not be for everyone or every home. Here are some things to consider before making the purchase:

  • Consult your local technicians at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of LargoBefore you make any decisions, it’s best to contact One Hour Air Largo first. The trained technicians can help you decide if a zoning system is right for your home.
  • Multi-level homes. The temperatures throughout single-level homes are generally easier to control than multi-level. For example, if the upstairs rooms usually feel much warmer than downstairs, you could benefit from a zoning system.
  • Large home. Even if you have a single-story home, if your home is large or if certain rooms are far from the central unit, they could be much warmer than others. This type of problem can easily be fixed by the addition of a zoning system.

As with any air conditioning issue or installation, make sure you call the One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo team for all of your heating and cooling needs. We work tirelessly to ensure that your home is comfortable year-round. To find more information on everything HVAC, click here.