Zoning controls can be added to any forced heating or cooling system as an accessory. A zone controlled system allows you to adjust the temperature in various parts of your home independently, a luxury you might enjoy. Each area of the home will have its own thermostat, and you can set the temperature for what you like for heating and cooling for just that area. For example, you might want your living room and dining room to be set at 71 degrees, but maybe you like it warmer in your bedroom at 75 degrees.
You get to pick how many zones you want to have, from two zones on up, with most homes using two to six zones. The components required are:
• electronic dampers to be installed inline with the ductwork
• control panel (the “brain”)
• thermostats for each zone
If you are planning on adding zone controls to existing ductwork, the area where the ductwork attaches to the furnace or air handler will need to be accessible. For new construction, creating a zone system is easiest since all the ductwork is accessible, a requirement to install the dampers. Call us for assistance in recommending the right zone components for your home.