There are many situations in which homeowners may find themselves in need of better temperature control. There may be a problem with temperature variations in different rooms, or they may simply prefer to keep rooms at different temperatures on purpose. If you ever find yourself in such a situation, you may want to consider a zoning system.
Zoning systems separate your home into multiple areas, or zones, that have their own temperature control. A common example of this would be a two-story home that has separate zones for the first and second floors to help deal with the temperature imbalance that can result from heat's tendency to rise. Larger homes may want additional zones to limit the energy used to heat or cool areas that aren't used much, such as a guest room.
Zoning systems work by having separate thermostats for each zone. Just like a normal thermostat, these automatically turn the heating or cooling system on or off to match the area's temperature to its setting. The difference is these thermostats are also linked to dampers in the ductwork, which can be manipulated to temporarily close off ductwork to zones when they don't need heating or cooling but another area does.
In addition to increasing your home comfort and providing energy savings, a zoning system may also allow your air conditioner and furnace to last longer since they won't be wasting energy on rooms where conditioned air isn't needed. You wouldn't have just one light switch that would turn on all lights in your home, so why have just one thermostat for the temperature in all rooms?
If you want more information on how a zoning system could work in your home, contact us at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling. We've been helping homeowners with their heating and cooling needs in the greater Cleveland area since 1936.Follow @PKwadsworth
Paul Wadsworth is the President and Owner of P.K. Wadsworth Heating and Cooling. For 37 years, Paul has been providing heating and cooling services to the Greater Cleveland area. P.K. Wadsworth has been a trusted Cleveland HVAC service company for over 75 years. The company understand the area's construction and local heating and air conditioning needs. Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S., Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Paul is the Chairman of COSE's Energy Advisory Council. He's been President of the Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a founding member of the local chapter. Paul was born and raised in Cleveland and has been active in the local community. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two sons.
The opinions and statements contained in this article are for general informational purposes only and are not instructions. Only trained, licensed and experienced personnel should attempt installation/repair. The author assumes no liability for the opinions/statements made in this article. Any individual attempting a repair or installation based on this article does so at their own risk of loss.