Energy costs are going through the roof. Your home is too hot or too cold because you don’t want the extra energy expense. These are all signs that you need to take control of your home’s heating and cooling with a zoning system.
What Are Zoning Systems?
You can probably identify distinct areas of your home that have different heating and cooling needs. Your upstairs has different needs than the main floor, which has different needs than the basement. That’s how zoning systems work. They divide your home into zones, or distinct areas, each with its own heating and cooling needs.
Each zone gets its own programmable thermostat to control the temperature in that section. The thermostat ties back to a central control system that manages heating and cooling in all of your home’s zones.
How Zoning Systems Work
Let’s say you divide your home into two zones. You have one zone controlling the upstairs bedroom space and a second one controlling the downstairs. The bedroom area doesn’t need heating or cooling when no one’s up there, and at night when everyone’s asleep, there’s no need to heat or cool the downstairs area. When no one’s home during the day, there’s no need to heat or cool the entire house.
The thermostat in the upstairs bedroom determines the temperature has moved above the programmed level. It signals the central control panel to send cooled air. The control panel starts the HVAC system and opens up dampers in the ductwork to direct the airflow to the desired zone. Once the thermostat detects the temperature is at programmed levels, it signals the control panel to shut off airflow to that zone. The control panel shuts down the HVAC system and closes the dampers.
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