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Do I Need to Upgrade My Heating System If I Want to Add Zoning to My Home?

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Everyone talks about how you can increase the energy efficiency of your home by upgrading your heating system. But is it really necessary to invest in a new system? Not necessarily. Let’s take a look at what zoning can do.

What Is Zoning?

Zoning is a way to heat or cool specific areas of your home individually. Instead of having one central thermostat for your whole house, you can customize your comfort level by heating each area to suit your individual preferences or heat or cool an area based on how much it gets used.

For example, if you have a spare bedroom or bedrooms that don’t get used very often, they don’t need the same amount of heat that the occupied areas of the house need. Or if you have a room that heats up from having full sun exposure most of the day, it also doesn’t need as much heat as the part of the house that doesn’t. This is where zoning comes in.

Can Zoning Be Used in My Existing Heating System?

If you have a heating system that is less than ten years old and has an average efficiency rating, you could add zoning to that system without having to upgrade. This is done by adding separate thermostats to control the temperature in different areas of the house as well as zone dampers to control the airflow to those areas. Using a zone control panel you can control each of the thermostats and the temperature in each zone.

Zoning is a great way to save money on your utility bills by conserving energy with customized heating in your home. To find out more about how zoning can work for you to increase your energy efficiency, get in touch with our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.