Q – What is zoning?
A – Zoning divides your home in separate comfort areas, or “zones”. Each zone receives its own thermostat, and controls its temperature independently of the other zones.
Q – How does zoning work?
A – Zoning systems use dampers in the ductwork that open and close as needed based on each zone’s thermostat settings. When a zone doesn’t need to be cooled or heated, the damper stays closed to save energy and maximize comfort in other zones
Q – Why do I need a zoning system?
A – Today’s families have different lifestyles and comfort needs. You may have a home office that needs heating or cooling during the day, but not at night. You may have a guest bedroom that is only used when guests visit. Maybe you have a large family room that is not used at night. Different family members may want their bedroom a different temperature from everyone else. Whatever your needs, zoning can keep each area of your home at the temperature you want.
Q – How do I know if zoning would help me?
A – In most cases, zoning can be very helpful to homeowners. Whether you live in a two-story home or a single level home, zoning can help you reduce energy costs, reduce wear and tear on your heating and cooling system, and create a more comfortable environment that you control.
Q – Can I save money on my energy bill with zoning?
A – Absolutely. While a zoning system is traditionally installed to increase comfort in a home or office, homeowners can save up to 33% on their energy bills with zoning when combined with a programmable thermostat.
Q – Is zoning expensive to install?
A – Not really. The cost of the zoning system when compared to the overall cost of the home is minimal. In most cases, the cost can be recouped in a relatively short period of time
Q – Is zoning only used in new construction?
A – No. Zoning can be retrofitted in existing homes if there is adequate access to the ductwork, such as in a crawl space. Zoning is often times the best solution in providing and controlling comfort in cases of remodeling and home additions. If you are replacing your equipment, zoning would be the perfect addition for you home.
Q – Is zoning considered environmentally friendly or green?
A – Absolutely. Zoning definitely contributes to conservation. With zoning you’ll only be heating and cooling zones or areas as needed, thus saving energy. And, with the flexibility of a thermostat in each zone, there is no more cranking up the settings in one area to affect another.