When you bought your home, your heating system seemed solid.
But now that you’ve lived there for a few years, you’ve noticed some problems.
Heating and cooling bills that are higher than normal. Rooms
that seem too warm or not warm enough. You’re considering switching to a new
kind of system (gas instead of oil, a boiler
rather than a furnace), but the idea seems daunting.
A traditional heating system uses one unit that heats or
cools the entire building. With a zoned heating system, a network of smaller,
energy-efficient units sends warm (or cool) air into different sections.
The most common zone system splits the first and second
floors into distinct areas, although you can always have other zones added.
It’s a great system for people who tend to spend most of their time downstairs
during the day and head upstairs in the evenings.
A zoned heating system has three main components: an outdoor
unit, an indoor unit and a control system. The system works by transferring
heat to and from the outdoor unit to indoor units, which are connected by pipes
What are the benefits of a zoned heating system?
There are several benefits to switching to zoned heating, including:
Saving on energy costs – Combined with a programmable thermostat, a zoned heating system will allow you to realize significant energy savings. You’re not spending money heating sections of your home that don’t need to be heated
Everyone’s comfortable – Your family members might have all have different preferences for temperature settings. A zoned heating system can allow you to keep each bedroom at the setting they desire, while also eliminating uncomfortable hot and cold spots around the house.
It’s not just for heating – A system that provides you with zoned heating can also do zoned cooling, allowing you to be as comfortable in summer as you are in winter.
Is a zoned heating system right for my home?
There are several different types of homes that do well with zoned systems:
Any home that has more than one story
Homes that have finished, livable basements
Older or historic homes where it would be
impossible, or at least impracticable, to install traditional ductwork
Homes that have rooms that you don’t use because
they either get too hot or too cold
Homes with high ceilings or big windows
Is my home ready for a zoned heating system?
Are you embarking on a major a home renovation project? It
might be a good time to modernize your HVAC system too.
And if you’re updating your old, ducted HVAC system, why not
try something new in its place? Instead of a ducted system, go with a newer,
multi-room version, which can still utilize your existing ductwork while giving
you a more efficient and comfortable heating solution.
If you don’t have ductwork, don’t worry. A zoned heating
system will still work once you place indoor units around your house.
“No walls need be torn down, and the units can be carefully placed to blend into the aesthetics of both the interior and the exterior of the home. They eliminate the logistical and cosmetic challenges that come with a traditional, forced-air system. They also allow you to experience room-by-room comfort.”
If you think multi-zone heating will work for your home, contact All Seasons Comfort Control. We can examine your home and find the best possible heating solution, so your family will be warm and comfortable without having to worry about a massive energy bill.
We’ll often compare buying a new HVAC system to purchasing a
car. They’re both big investments and should both come with some level of
And just as you wouldn’t drive a new car off the lot without
asking questions about its warranty, you shouldn’t have a new heating and
cooling system installed without first knowing as much as you can about the
warranty that comes with it.
It’s hard to understate the importance
of the filter inside your heating and cooling system.
Not only does it keep your HVAC system running efficiently, it also helps improve the air quality in your home. The filter cleans the air that passes through your system by trapping and holding different particles and contaminants that can hurt the quality of your air, not to mention your health. These include:
We all want to think we’re handy around the house. And while
it’s a good idea to know the basics of household maintenance, it’s important to
follow safety guidelines as you work around your home.
This is true whether you’re planning on climbing a ladder to clean out your gutters, firing up a power saw, or heading into the basement to see why your furnace is making a weird noise. In this blog post, we’re going to look at some of the basics of HVAC safety.
You start your car one morning and notice a weird noise.
But rather than head to the mechanic, you try to
rationalize. It’s probably nothing, you tell yourself. Then one day, that weird
little noise turns into a big problem, and you’re facing a pretty significant
car repair bill.