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What Upgrades Do I Need to Make to My Current Heating System in Order to Add Zoning to My Home?

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, October 27, 2016

We’re all striving for increased energy efficiency, especially in our homes. Some people jump to solar heating, some upgrade to more efficient HVAC systems, and some work to make their current system more efficient. One way this can be done is with zoning. To add zoning, there may be a few upgrades you’ll need to add to your current system. Read on for the info you’ve been looking for.

What Is Zoning?

Zoning allows you to heat different areas of your home separately to create customized comfort “zones” and use your heating system more effectively. Not only does this make for a more comfortable home, with more consistent heating when and where you need it, but it will also make your home more energy efficient.

When you’re only using heat in areas where you need it, when you need it, it allows your heating system to work less, using less energy, and saving you money on your energy bills.

What Upgrades Are Needed for Zoning?

There are a few things you will need to add to your current system to allow for effective zoning. These include:

Control panel: this allows for a central control that will communicate with all of the thermostats so you can program them all from one place
Thermostats: installing a thermostat for each zone, and connecting it to the control panel, will allow for separate heating and temperature reading and control for each zone
Dampers: in order to control the airflow to different areas of your home, dampers are installed in your ducts that open and close in reaction to temperature needs in certain areas

Zoning in your home is a great way to customize your comfort level and to use less energy with more effective heating. For more information on zoning and increased energy efficiency, contact the pros at Helms today.