In some homes, a single thermostat can be enough to maintain consistent temperatures throughout the house. Other homes are too large or too spread out to rely on only one thermostat for heating or cooling throughout the whole structure. Some types of thermal characteristics, such as many windows that let in sunshine and heat, can cause uneven temperatures.
When this happens, first-floor rooms may be perfectly comfortable while second-story rooms are too hot for their occupants. Areas at one end of the house may be substantially warmer or cooler than areas at the other end. If you have problems with inconsistent heating and cooling levels in your home, a zoning system may be the best solution.
Zoning systems offer greater levels of control over temperatures in specific rooms and areas of your home. They use a system of motorized dampers and individual thermostats to let occupants choose the amount of heating or cooling their room receives without affecting the temperature of other locations in the house. A zoning system lets your family have the comfort they want without stress or conflicts over temperature control at a single thermostat.
Another benefit of zoning systems is cost savings on your monthly heating and cooling bills. A zoned heating and cooling system can reduce overall household energy use by up to 25 percent.
Just imagine if your electrician had installed only one light switch that turned on all the lights in your home, well this is what is happening with your heating and cooling system one switch (thermostat) controls the temperature of all your rooms.
A zoning system is recommended if your home has some of these characteristics:
- Several stories or multiple wings
- Expansive ranch-style construction
- Large open areas, including vaulted ceilings or lofts
- Rooms over the garage or off the main structure
- Finished attics or basements
- Rooms or areas with large windows that admit heat and sunshine
- Room facing southward
- ortions of the structure built on a concrete slab floor
Acosta Heating & Cooling has offered professional heating and air conditioning services to customers in Charlotte and surrounding areas for four decades. Contact us today for more information on zoning systems and how zoned heating and cooling can keep your home consistently comfortable in every season.