Zone Your House and Save!
Zoning your home is an affordable alternative to installing a new, high-efficiency HVAC system or a secondary heating and cooling unit. If you zone your house, you can bypass uncomfortable hot and cold zones in your Buckhead home. You can control where and when heated and cooled air is delivered to the rooms, and avoid paying for heating and cooling that you don’t use.
When you zone your home, dampers are installed in the ductwork. An individual thermostat is installed in each “zone,” and the thermostat sends a signal to the damper to open when the zone needs heated or cooled air. The damper closes once that zone reaches a comfortable temperature.
When Does a Zoned System Work Best?
Your home’s design provides the clues to determine whether it’s a good candidate for a zoning system. Consider these scenarios:
- Do you have a den that your family doesn’t use often? If you don’t use a zoned system, that room likely receives heat, even when the room is not in use.
- Do you have a finished basement? When the rest of your home receives cooled air, the basement will, too. It doesn’t matter whether anyone is using the basement or not.
- Do you have a remodeled room over the garage? These types of rooms typically need more heating and cooling because garages tend to be very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Compared to the rest of the home, a room over the garage has drastically different heating and cooling loads than the rest of the house.
There are other types of rooms and designs that benefit from a zoned system:
- Rooms with lots of windows
- Rooms located along the exterior of the home
- Rooms with high ceilings
- Rooms with a slab floor
- Great rooms
- Homes with multiple levels
- Homes with a large, sprawling design
How Does a Zoned System Work?
A zoned system works to counteract varying heating and cooling loads, temperature differentials and lifestyle patterns.
- With a zoned system, you can set the thermostat in the den or basement differently than the thermostat in other, more-frequently used rooms. That way, these rooms are conditioned only when you use them.
- Rooms with large window expanses or high ceilings need more heating and cooling than rooms with a standard number of windows or with ceilings of regular height. Creating a separate zone for these rooms allows the HVAC system to deliver heat long after the dampers close to other areas of the home.
Zone your house for optimal comfort - no matter the heating or cooling load of the space - and save energy, too. Casteel Heating, Cooling and Plumbing serves homeowners in Buckhead and surrounding areas with quality HVAC services. Give us a call today if you want to zone your home and improve efficiency and comfort.