Is it difficult to keep comfortable temperatures from one room or area of your home to the next? Install a zoning system in your Portland area home, and your comfort will improve markedly.
Reasons to Install a Zoning System
Though an excellent reason in itself, maximizing the home comfort experience is only one of the benefits and reasons to install a zoning system in your Portland area home. Other reasons include the following:
- A zoning system can reduce energy bills by heating and cooling zones only during occupied times, rather than conditioning the entire home all the time.
- Zoning systems reduce the heating/cooling load placed on HVAC systems.
- Zoning allows for targeted air circulation (e.g. increasing airflow to musty areas).
- Keep all household occupants happy with individual comfort temperatures, and eliminate squabbles over thermostat settings.
How Zoning Systems Work
Now that you know the financial and comfort benefits of zoning, you may be wondering how they work. A zoning system utilizes motorized duct doors in the duct system to control airflow to each zone. A temperature sensor is installed in each zone, which is monitored by a central zoning control panel.
You control and program the temperature setting you want in each zone for each day of the week at the central zoning panel. When temperatures fall below (heating cycle) or above (cooling cycle) the programmed temperature setting, the heating or cooling system is activated, and the automatic duct doors direct airflow to only the active zone, which could be more than one zone at a time.
For instance, if you work from a home office located on the second floor of your home, it may get stuffy up there during the cooling months. You could program the zoning system to cool the zone containing the home office (which itself could be the only room in a zone) while the other zones in the home do not receive cooling.
When you install a zoning system, you open up comfort and energy-saving possibilities programmed to your lifestyle by you. Please contact us at Roth Heating & Cooling to talk about zoning in your Portland area home.