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Written by Jay Elert | April 28, 2021
HVAC zoning meets the unique needs of each area of your home instead of heating or cooling everything at once like a traditional system. Zoning systems give you better control over each area and can be more energy-efficient than a traditional system.
A zoning system might be right for you if you have:
A zone heating system or HVAC zoning system is like Thanksgiving dinner (stick with me, here). Each tasty dish is just one element of the larger meal (or system). The turkey is your furnace and AC unit; it’s doing all the heavy lifting, but it needs the other elements like potatoes (dampers) and pumpkin pie (thermostats) before you can call it a full meal.
Your home’s zone heating system is the same way. While your furnace and AC units are involved, they need thermostats and dampers to make up the complete zoning system. After working with a knowledgeable HVAC company (like All Comfort Services) to design your unique zoning system, the thermostats in each zone will tell dampers to open or close, allowing or restricting airflow to those areas.
The biggest pro of zoning is that you can make your whole home comfortable through better temperature control. Another pro is the energy efficiency and savings on your energy bills by avoiding the “if it’s on, it’s on everywhere” approach of traditional systems. Would you really turn every TV on in your home to watch it in your living room? If not, why do the same with your HVAC?!
The one main downside for homeowners looking to upgrade to a zoning system is usually the initial cost. This depends on the current HVAC setup and the number of zones you’re establishing. If you’re building a new home, starting with a zoned system is much more affordable.
Because zoning is an intricate, whole-home system, it requires knowledgeable professionals who care about customers just as much as they care about the quality of their work. Thankfully, the technicians at All Comfort Services are expertly trained to design and install zoning systems. Plus, we won’t call a job done until you are 100% satisfied and aim to get you the best value for your dollar in every interaction with us.
Curious about whether HVAC zoning is right for you? Call now at (608) 838-7300 to schedule your free initial consultation with All Comfort Services today!
Jay has been a comfort consultant with All Comfort Services since 2012. Jay grew up on the east side of Madison and has been in the HVAC industry since 1998. He studied HVAC at Madison College for four years and is a journeyman pipefitter. Jay is one of the three Comfort Consultants who will visit your home when you need a free in-home estimate on a home heating and air conditioning solution.
“When I started working in this industry, one of the things I was surprised to learn was that, according to Consumer Reports, ‘seven out of ten home heating and air conditioners are not properly installed,” says Jay. “I know how important it is to have a system properly installed and want to make sure customers have the best performing system that works for their home.”