Do you have rooms in your home that are always warmer or always colder than other parts of your home? This can be problematic especially when temperatures here in Austin, Tx fluctuate so frequently or when trying to keep your baby’s room at a constant temperature.
Most homes only have a single thermostat, which means it heats/cools based on that location. When you have a multi-story home this is even more problematic. Fortunately this can be effectively resolved by installing a zoning system.
A HVAC Zoning system is your answer!
A zoning system for your HVAC system is a way to control the temperature for each area, or “zone” in your home, rather than have to heat or cool the whole house to the same temperature. With a zoning system, you can set temperatures differently for either individual rooms or sections of your home.
Typically, with forced air systems there is only one thermostat to control the heating and cooling for the entire home. Once that thermostat calls for heating or cooling there is virtually no way to control the temperature in each room of the house except by manually closing off the outlets in each room. This manual method is time-consuming and can cause harm to the HVAC unit, as closing off too many outlets can reduce the airflow. This could shorten the life of the furnace, air conditioner or heat pump.
Zoning solves this problem. It also allows you to save energy (and therefore money) by not heating or cooling rooms when they don’t need it. If, for example, you live in a two-story home and don’t use the upstairs very much, you can set the thermostat upstairs so that it doesn’t call for heat or cool air very often.