What Is A Zone System for Heating & Cooling?
A zone system for your home comfort system will help you control the heating and cooling settings for different areas of your home. Typically, homes don’t have the same exposure to sun or shade throughout the day, and some homes have more windows in certain rooms which will result in solar gain.
Installing a zone system in your home will allow you to adjust the temperature in different areas of your home based on your lifestyle.
Why do you need a zoning system for your home comfort equipment?
Zoning divides your home into two or more “temperature zones”. This is achieved by adapting your existing home comfort system to allow areas of your home to be heated or cooled independently from other areas.
This system will allow you to turn down the heat or air conditioning if no one is home, or if no one is present in that area of your home. Heating or cooling your whole home to the same temperature is equivalent to having one light switch that turns on all the lights in your home when it gets dark — it isn’t very practical.
Installing a zoning system in your home will help you save money on your heating and cooling bills over the year.
Zone System Examples:
- Two-story homes often require the thermostat on the main level to be turned down to allow the upstairs to be cool enough to be comfortable.
- Basements are often too cold in both the heating season and cooling season.
A zoning system can correct these issues by diverting the heat or cool where you need it most — this will help to make your entire home more comfortable and more liveable.
To learn more about how a zoning system can make your home more comfortable, call Cross Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd in Waterloo or Listowel.