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What is a Zoning System?

Zoning systems split your home into various zones so that they can be either heated or cooled separately. Each zone is controlled by its own thermostat, so you can adjust the temperature in each area independently. This allows you to save energy by only heating or cooling the areas of your home that need it at any given time.

There are several types of zoning systems available on the market today. The most common type is a ducted zoning system, which uses multiple dampers in your existing ductwork to control airflow into each zone. Other options include zoning systems that use zoning panels, zoning controllers and zoning valves.

If you’re considering installing a zoning system in your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, zoning systems require additional equipment, such as dampers and zoning controllers. Additionally, zoning systems require professional installation, so it’s important to consult with a qualified contractor before beginning the process.

Is HVAC zoning worth it?

Usually one heating and cooling system works to control the temperature of an entire home but in unique situations, temperatures may not distribute evenly. Heat may rise to the highest floors, for example. This is where a zoning system will work to adjust a single area of a home without affecting the lower floors of the residence.

Overall, zoning systems can be an excellent way to save energy and maximize comfort in your home. By controlling the temperature in each zone independently, you can reduce energy waste and ensure that only the areas of your home that need heating or cooling are being heated or cooled. If you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bills and improve the comfort level in your home, then a zoning system may be just what you need!

Can you add zones to an existing HVAC system?

Yes. You can add zones to your system however it’s best to do so if you have a variable speed blower and a variable speed outdoor unit to prevent loss of efficiency and wear and tear on equipment. In some cases, zoning systems are compatible with your existing HVAC system and can be added without needing any new components. It’s important to consult with a qualified contractor before beginning the process so that you know what is needed for your particular zoning system setup. 

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