What is HVAC Zoning?

As with many homes, you’ve probably noticed the issue of fluctuating temperatures depending on the room you are in or the floor you are on within your house. This can be very frustrating, especially when you are unable to achieve the ideal comfort and energy savings you would like. There are many factors that can contribute to this issue, including sunlight, room usage, and even structural design. So what is the solution? HVAC zoning may be able to give you the control you are looking for and the comfort you desire.

What exactly does HVAC zoning do? When you set up system zoning, you will have several thermostats installed that are connected to a main control panel. These thermostats read the temperatures of their specific rooms, closing or opening dampers within your ductwork depending on whether you need a room to be warmer or cooler. Specific room or area temperatures can be set in stone or made to be flexible in order to meet your overall home comfort goals.

Is HVAC zoning right for my home?

Not only does HVAC zoning allow you to control inconsistent temperatures within different areas of your home, but it also enables you to heat or cool individual bedrooms according to each individual’s desired setting. This allows for personalization of your HVAC system, rather than providing a blanket solution.

Other benefits of HVAC zoning include the following:

  • Can help save you money on energy bills
  • Enhanced flexibility and convenience within your home
  • Often improves and extends the life of your HVAC system

While many different style homes can benefit from having HVAC zoning installed, there are certain situations where homeowners may be more likely to consider this solution. For example, if you have a home with multiple levels, a large floor plan, a finished basement or attic, numerous unused guest rooms, large windows, and other similar features, zoning can be very helpful.

Taking the First Step Towards Maximum Home Comfort

Keep in mind, HVAC zoning must be effectively designed in order to be efficient and deliver the maximum results you are looking for, which is why having a seasoned professional on the job is so important. Our technicians can review your house design and comfort goals and help you determine the next best step for your HVAC system.

If you would like to find out more, be sure to contact the Arlington HVAC team at Tom’s Mechanical, Inc. today!