The How's and Why's of HVAC Zoning

The How's and Why's of HVAC Zoning

Have you ever experienced fighting over the thermostat with your little brother or any one whom you share the room with? Everybody has done that. With your central heating and cooling system, someone’s comfort can always be compromised.

If you want to set your home temperature at a level comfortable for everyone in the house, HVAC zoning is the key. Find out how it works and why you should have one in your home.

How HVAC Zoning Works

The number of heating and cooling zones in a typical home is 2 or 3 in common. These zones are normally separated between each floor.  Each zone is controlled by an individual thermostat so the temperature can be adjusted to save energy on those areas which are not occupied. It may sound easy to divide your home into zones. But, creating a zone system requires deep analysis on equipment matching, air flow management and technological communication. Thus, it is important to have it installed by professionals.

Why Should You Shift To Multi-Zone Heating and Cooling?

  • Energy Savings

Zone heating and cooling allows you to control the temperature in each zone separately. By producing a certain amount of conditioned or heated air on the unused rooms, you can save up to 35% on your energy consumption. You can make even better savings by pairing it with a programmable thermostat.

  • Improved Comfort

Zoning system lets you set the temperature to your preference without disturbing the comfort of other house occupants. Unlike a central heating and cooling system, it offers individualized comfort for every room by creating different temperatures in each zone.

  • Better Control

Multi-zone heating and cooling system is as sophisticated and simple as you want it to be. You can have it operated manually or by using your smart phone. It usually comes with remote controls which you can use to adjust the humidity levels and fan control. Hence, you do not need to walk across the house towards the area where the thermostat is mounted.

  • Works for Both Heating and Cooling

Zone heating is especially beneficial to large houses with multiple levels and complex designs. It is a convenient solution that works for both heating and cooling units, to save them from too much strain in giving the house the temperature it needs.

If you are thinking of switching to a multi-zone system, you will need the help of the professionals at Rockwall One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. Call us now!