When a home or business is zoned, rooms are grouped together according to usage and conditioning needs. home recycleA zoning system usually consists of a control panel, dampers, and a temperature controller for each zone. Dampers are installed within the duct work and control the air flow to each zone. The zoning control panel is tied into the structure’s heating and/or cooling system and when a zone calls for either heating or cooling it opens and/or closes the appropriate dampers.
Your home is the place for you to be completely comfortable. So why do you still find yourself reaching for a blanket to watch a movie? Or turning on your ceiling fan, even when the A/C is on, just to get cool after a day out in the yard?
Most homes, including yours, have areas that suffer because you are asking a single thermostat located in one area to control the temperature in all parts of your home. The thermostat only knows the temperature where the thermostat is actually located! You simply cannot achieve whole home comfort with one thermostat, just like you can't (and don't want to) control all your lighting with one light switch.
Zoning is a control system designed for the way you use your home. With a zoning system, each area of your home is given customized heating and cooling control.
Over 73%* of homeowners have stated they would settle for less comfort in their homes to keep heating and cooling bills down. With a zoning system, you no longer have to put energy costs above your comfort needs.
Zoning solves the issues associated with a single thermostat by taking multi-point control of your system’s airflow to direct heating and cooling where it’s needed, when it’s wanted. It provides the comfort and control you expect in your home, while using less energy to operate your heating and cooling equipment.
With zoning, you can closely regulate the timing and amount of heating/cooling being used. Areas that aren’t being used are simply shut off from receiving conditioned air, reducing the amount of energy your home needs.
Utilizing a programmable thermostat in each of these comfort areas or zones increases your energy savings. For example, you can set second-story bedrooms to only receive conditioning when family members are using them at night while the downstairs areas receive minimal conditioning overnight. Alternatively, while members of the household are gone during the day, you can set the temperature back to save energy and adjust to a more desired setting just before everyone returns in the evening.
Energy saving does not always have to mean sacrifice, especially when it comes to home comfort. With a zoning system, you are able to enjoy immediate comfort while having peace of mind knowing you now have personalized control over your home’s temperature settings.