Why Your Home Needs an AC Zoning System

Why Your Home Needs an AC Zoning System

Is one part of your home freezing cold while another is scorching hot? Does achieving the same temperature throughout your home feel impossible? Or, does someone in your family prefer a colder temperature, which leaves the rest of the family shivering? If any of these sounds familiar, your home (and you and your family) could benefit from a zoning system.

What Does a Zoning System Do?

Traditional air conditioning systems use a single thermostat in effort to achieve the same temperature throughout your home. Unfortunately, this system is usually flawed since rooms can be affected by different climate conditions and if they are located at different distances from the thermostat. Any home that has a single thermostat will be limited by the temperature conditions of where the thermostat is located. This means if any other rooms or floors have different conditions (think size, location, more or less sunlight); the result is going to be cold spots and hot spots. Zoning systems however, communicate with multiple thermostats to open and close dampers that are installed in the ductwork of the home. The result? A comfortable and more energy-efficient home.

How Your Home Can Benefit From a Zoning System

Zoning systems can offer a myriad of benefits for your home. The biggest benefit is that your home’s overall indoor air quality will increase significantly. Rooms that were once too cold or too hot will now be the perfect temperature. Not only will you be able to cut down on your energy costs, but you can also personalize the temperatures in each room. Finally, zoning systems can extend the overall life of your HVAC system. Your system won’t be overcompensating to circulate air to rooms that are farther away from the thermostat. This means that it won’t have the wear and tear of a traditional system and will have a longer life and fewer repairs as a result.

Can My Home Benefit?

Not every home will benefit from a zoning system, but here are some that can:

  • Large homes
  • Multilevel homes
  • Homes with add-ons
  • Homes with finished rooms in garages, basements, or attics
  • Homes with large windows
  • Homes of families who frequently disagree over the temperatures

If your home isn’t as comfortable as it could be, consider having a zoning system installed! Zoning systems can provide numerous benefits to your home if installed correctly by a trained technician. At Engineered Air, our #1 priority is the comfort of your home. Find more HVAC blogs about everything HVAC.