What is an HVAC Zoning System?

What is an HVAC Zoning System?

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What is an HVAC Zoning System?

The Mama Bear said, “I’m too hot.”

The Papa Bear said, “I’m too cold.”

The Baby Bear said, “I’m just right because my home or business

is heated and cooled with a zoned HVAC system.”

Yes, the words are mostly from a fairy tale, but the problem of hot and cold spots is a very real one when it comes to heating and cooling many Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO homes and businesses. Climate Control Company can help with systems that utilize zoning dampers and custom controls.

Zoning explained

An HVAC zoning system is a heating and cooling system that has dampers built into the ductwork. The zoning controls manipulate the dampers which can change or redirect airflow to specific areas. There is a thermostat for each zone of the home or business. The zoning controls are wired into a central control panel that coordinates the dampers to provide the correct amount of heated or cooled air. The zoning system is a great way to create customized temperature zones to make you more comfortable and increase energy efficiency.

Advantages over a system that is not zoned

In a typical forced air system, there is one thermostat controlling everything. When the thermostat calls for heating or cooling that’s pretty much the end of the story. There is no way to control the temperature in individual rooms or areas. In the past, owners tried manually closing vents to control the temperature, but we now know this can damage your HVAC equipment by limiting airflow.

Is zoning right for you?

Based on what our Climate Control technicians hear, nearly everyone can benefit from a zoned HVAC system. Those techs are consistently asked what to do about homes and businesses that have areas that are consistently too hot or too cold. It can also help with family members and employees who have different temperature preferences.

Your Zoning Authority

Climate Control Company has a long history of doing cutting edge HVAC commercial and residential projects, including the very latest in zoning controls. Call to learn more about how zoning can work for you in your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home or business. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information like this.