A zoning system is a feature that can be added to your home’s furnace and air conditioner that makes it possible to heat and cool different parts of your home separately. You’ll still have just one heating and cooling system, but you can install multiple thermostats to control separate “zones” in your home.

So should you get a zoning system for your house? To help you figure that out, let’s take a look at some situations where installing a zoning system is a great idea!

Should I get a zoning system for my house? 5 scenarios where the answer might be “yes”

  1. You’re thinking of installing a second heating and cooling system. If for some reason or another you were considering installing a second heating and cooling system in your home, a zoning system might be a better option. A zoning system will give you the same effect while also allowing you to save money on installation and energy costs.
  2. You have a multi-level home. In almost every home, the temperature levels will vary depending on what floor you are on. The main floor (where your thermostat is located) might be perfectly comfortable, while your upstairs might be too warm or your basement too cold. With a zoning system, you can give each floor its thermostat and control them individually.
  3. Your home suffers from hot and cold spots. Do you have certain parts of your home that are always too hot or too cold? This can be due to several different circumstances (location, windows, etc.), and adding a zoning system will help even out the temperatures in your entire home.
  4. Your family members have different temperature preferences. Nobody likes to fight over the thermostat, especially when it comes to nighttime sleeping temperatures. With a zoning system, you can make everyone in your family happy because they can each have control over the temperatures in their section of your home.
  5. You have unused parts of your home. Do you have rooms or entire sections of your home that go largely unused? There’s no reason to waste energy on keeping those sections as comfortable as the more frequently-used parts of your home! A zoning system will allow you to use energy-saving temperatures in unused parts of your home that can be adjusted to more comfortable levels during those times that you do use them.

If you have any questions about whether or not you should get a zoning system for your house, or if you’d like a heating and cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, your St. Louis heating and air conditioning contractor. We serve the St. Louis area, including towns like Lake St. Louis, Manchester, and Maryland Heights.

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