If you feel that the rooms in your Boca Raton, Florida, home are not evenly cooled or heated, a good solution would be to have your house zoned. Through the use of dampers in your existing HVAC system’s ductwork working together with your smart thermostat, you can create customized temperatures for specific areas or zones in your home. Let’s look at how the three main components of home zoning work to maximize your house’s comfort.

Zone Dampers

With a traditional HVAC system, ducting delivers cool or warm air throughout the house and is regulated by a central thermostat. All rooms in the house receive air, regardless of whether or not the area is being used. Rooms on the upper level tend to be warmer than the lower levels, creating uneven heating. When zone dampers are installed, they can be "told" to open or close as needed, delivering the desired air to specific rooms via the thermostat and control panel.

Thermostat Controls

Instead of having one thermostat trying to control the temperature of the entire house, separate thermostats are installed into zone. That thermostat is then set or programmed for the desired temperature of that specific area. The smart thermostat can tell the damper to open to allow air in or to shut down to restrict airflow. Each family member or occupant can control their own room or living space without having to compromise the temperature of the whole home.

Zone Control Panel

The zone control panel is the brains of the entire system and is the way the thermostat and dampers communicate with each other. Each damper is wired into a specific zone on the control panel that relates to the thermostat in that room. As each thermostat calls out for more or less temperature-controlled air, the dampers open and close as needed. Home zoning is a modern and energy-efficient way to heat or cool your home.

If you would like to improve your home’s comfort with a zoning system, call Den-Air & IR Technologies today at 561-459-2719.

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