Zoned Temperature Control -- The Basics

Zoned Temperature Control -- The BasicsDo you and your loved ones have different ideas of what the perfect temperature is? Would you like your bedroom to be warmer than, say, your kitchen? Zoned temperature control may be the answer, as it enables you to control temperatures in specific areas of your home. 

You currently may have one thermostat that controls your entire home's heat. Unfortunately, the thermostat only gauges the temperature where it's located. So if it's in a hallway near your bedroom, the air may be warmer there than in your vaulted-ceiling living room on the other side of your home. With this type of set up, you essentially are heating your entire home, throughout the day and night, regardless of which rooms are occupied or used, or their design characteristics, such as multiple, large windows or vaulted ceilings. 

However, zoned temperature control enables you to designate specific heating zones, typically as many as four,  that you can manage independent of the other zones. This type of system controls the conditioned air flowing to your established zones by opening and closing dampers that you install in your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system.

Additionally, with a more advanced zone-control system, you can utilize a programmable thermostat so that you can heat up (or cool down) specific zones at specific times. This provides you with the most effective and efficient way to heat your home, and in fact, you may save as much as 30 percent on your annual energy bill by using zoned temperature control and a programmable thermostat in tandem.

Zoned temperature control systems can save you energy and money, and enable you to heat your home much more efficiently. For more information, contact the professionals at Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. We proudly serve residential customers in the Mid-Ohio area, and have for more than 40 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about zoning systems and other HVAC topics, visit our website.

Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. services the Mid-Ohio area. 

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