With a zoning system, you can end the battle for control over the thermostat. When one programmable thermostat regulates the temperature for your entire home, it can result in areas that are too warm and areas that are too cold. A zoning system enables you to control the temperature for each room or area in your home separately.
Zoned heating and cooling systems use motorized dampers and thermostats in each defined zone. This system eliminates the hot and cold regions that are common with single thermostat systems because the thermostats work independently of each other. Zoning systems can also cut your energy costs.
It’s not possible to keep your entire home at a consistent temperature with a single thermostat. The lone thermostat can only control the temperatures near the wall where it’s located. That’s fine for other parts of the house with similar conditions and temperature requirements, but homes always have rooms and zones with different requirements and conditions. This is partly because warm air rises, making upstairs areas easier to heat. However, other conditions, such as windows and distance from the cooling and heating appliances also influence temperatures in different rooms and zones. If this weren’t bad enough, a single thermostat can’t take into account different family members’ temperature preferences.
With zoning systems, different levels of air are distributed to each zone to ensure that a comfortable temperature is maintained in rooms on all levels of your home. These systems separate your home into regions with common heating and cooling needs, and can be programmed for different parts of the day. This is controlled by installing a thermostat in each area. Instead of sending the same amount of air into all rooms every time your HVAC system is turned on, this system sends air only to the zones that need it. This way, temperatures throughout your home, both upstairs and downstairs, can be regulated while you’re home and then set back to an energy-saving setting when you’re asleep or away.
If you live in the Greater Hartford area and would like more expert advice on zoning systems, contact Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning. Our excellent customer satisfaction rating makes Glasco’s certified technicians and 24-hour emergency service the best choice for all your heating and air conditioning needs.
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