You want your HVAC system to keep you comfortable no matter where you are in your house. With a conventional system, every room in your home gets the same amount of heating or cooling even when they are not being used. This means that some rooms are never quite at the right temperature, and you’re paying to heat or cool unoccupied spaces.
Trying to control temps by opening and closing vents in the rooms that you use is totally unworkable. If you’re looking for a solution to this problem, then zoned heating might be the right HVAC system for your home.
What Is Zoned Heating?
A zoned heating system allows you to control the temperature in individual rooms or zones of areas inside your house. It’s like having a separate thermostat for each room or designated area.
Almost any type of HVAC system can be set up to provide zoned heating. With water-based systems like heat pumps, baseboards, and radiators, special valves are used to control the flow of water between zones. With forced air systems, separate zones can be created by connecting multiple thermostats to a master control panel.
Zoned heating systems can be added to existing homes by a competent professional contractor, but it’s easier and less expensive with a new furnace installation.
Advantages Of Zoned Heating Systems
- Energy efficiency – You will see significant savings on your utility bills when you’re not using energy in places it’s not needed.
- Less HVAC system usage – Zoned heating and cooling requires less work from your system, thus extending its useful life and requiring less frequent maintenance, which also saves you money over the long run.
- Better comfort – Individual family members can set room temps to their own personal preferences, and zones that usually vary in temperature during the day can be kept stable.
Do You Need Zoned Heating?
A zoned system can benefit almost any homeowner, but those with high ceilings, large picture windows, basements and attics, or bedrooms and storage areas that are hardly used will see the most benefit from having one, especially on their utility bills.
When you’re thinking of installing a new HVAC system or upgrading an existing one, it’s best to speak to an experienced professional to determine the best options. The team at Knight’s Mechanical specializes in a wide range of systems including furnaces, boilers, conventional and ductless heat pumps and radiant heating systems. No job is too small or large for our team. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.