Just what is zoning? Zoning divides your home into separate comfort areas and makes your comfort equipment cool or heat only areas that need conditioning. For example, a living room with large windows may stay too hot in the summer and too cold in the winder. A zoning system will send more conditioned air to the living room to make up for the heat gained or lost through the windows.
Today’s families have different lifestyles and comfort needs. Maybe you have a home office that needs extra conditioning during the day, and none at night. Or you only use the upstairs bedrooms when guests visit. Whatever your needs, zoning can keep each area of your house at the perfect temperature for you and each family member.
If you are replacing your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump, it is an excellent time to install a zoning system. When your comfort equipment is matched with a zoning system, you will have precise control in each zone. Houses that have been nearly impossible to keep comfortable are a thing of the past.
Zoning is also excellent for new homes, since it is installed during construction. If you are buying a new home, check with your builder about a zoning system. It could make the difference between enjoying your new home and being truly comfortable in it.
Zoning addresses home comfort using just one home comfort system where in the past two systems may have been used. The zoning system is cheaper upfront than the equipment for a second system. Each zone is controlled by its own thermostat, just as if it were a second system. This provides greater flexibility without the expenses of maintaining a second home comfort system. Added is the ability to heat or cool specific areas of the home or office for meetings or entertaining, without having to heat or cool the entire home or office.