You’re probably familiar with zoned heating and air conditioning systems – many modern homes use them. Zoned heating and air conditioning systems allow you to set specific temperatures for different areas – zones – of your house. For example, heat rises, so you may want to make the upper levels of your house cooler than the lower. A zoned heating and cooling system allows you to do this because it relies on individual thermostats that control the temperature in different zones in the house.
Getting Air in the Zone
Even though they create different temperatures for different zones, zoned heating and air conditioning systems actually operate based on a single HVAC unit. The air supplied by that unit is distributed to various zones within the house via valves (also known as dampers). Each damper controls airflow to a specific zone. When a thermostat in a zone is set at a particular temperature – for example, 73 degrees – and the air temperature in the zone rises or falls below that temp, the system will turn on, the dampers for that zone only will open, and the air will be heated or cooled until the 73 degree temperature is reached. Once that happens, the dampers close and the system shuts off – until it’s needed again.
Zoned Heating and Air Conditioning Systems – Convenient, Cost-effective and Energy-efficient.
There are many benefits to using a zoned heating and air conditioning system, not the least of which are that these systems tend to be very energy-efficient and cost-effective. That’s because the systems only run when necessary; no energy forcing air into zones that do not need to be heated or cooled. They’re also very convenient; they allow you to heat or cool only the areas of your home you want at any particular time – so you can achieve just the right level of comfort upstairs, downstairs, or wherever you may be.
As you can probably guess, zoned heating and air conditioning systems are extremely popular. We have been installing and repairing HVAC systems in homes in and around Shreveport, Alexandria and Opelousas since 1994. Contact Souther Air today – we will be happy to set up an appointment to talk to you about your heating and cooling needs. And remember, all of our repair services are backed by our money-back guarantee: