Managing your home’s heating and cooling can be difficult, especially when each member’s version of “comfortable” is a different temperature. We understand that thermostat wars can be frustrating, and feeling uncomfortable in your own home is not fun. Customize the temperature of each room in your home with an HVAC zoning system. A zone HVAC system lets you change each room’s temperature individually, making everyone happy.

How Does a Zone HVAC System Work?

In a zone HVAC system, your heating and cooling systems are separate. This setup allows your HVAC system to deliver different levels to each room of your home. The system uses metal plates inside the ducts called dampers to control the airflow delivered to each room. Dampers block air from reaching any room outside of the desired zone. With a zoned HVAC system, you can create as many zones as you need, such as a separate zone for every floor or room of your home. Each zone will have a separate thermostat controlling the temperature in that area without affecting the temperature of the rest of your home.

Pros and Cons of a Zoned System

Dramatically reduce your heating and cooling costs and improve the indoor air quality in your home with a zoned HVAC system. You can customize the thermostat to divert air from the rooms you rarely use, so your HVAC system uses less energy when heating or cooling your home, saving you money. If your home struggles with uneven heating and cooling in some rooms, a zoned HVAC system can regulate those rooms and even out the temperatures in your home. However, since your heating and cooling systems are separate, you cannot heat and cool your home at the same time.

When to Get a Zone HVAC System

At Viviano, we can install a zoned HVAC system in any home, but it may not be the right option for every homeowner. Some home layouts, such as larger homes, benefit from a zoned HVAC system more than others. Individual room temperatures will prevent your AC from constantly running to cool every room in your home, saving you money in the long run.

If your home has any of these features, we recommend investing in a zoned HVAC system for personalized comfort levels in your home:

  • Basement
  • Attic
  • High Ceilings
  • Large Windows
  • Sunroom

Can I Add Zones to an Existing HVAC System?  

Whether you have a standard single-stage air conditioner or a variable-speed system, our technicians can add a zoned system to your home. However, we sometimes recommend buying a new HVAC system if it’s been having problems or working incorrectly. While you can add zones to your existing system, your current HVAC equipment will determine how they’re installed.

  • Single-Stage Air Conditioner
    • You can install dampers inside your existing ducts, but your blower will be too intense for the ductwork in some areas, and a bypass duct will need to be installed.
  • Variable-Speed System
    • You will still need to install dampers inside your ductwork, but you won’t need to add a bypass duct.

How Can I Get Started? 

With the help of experienced technicians like Viviano Heating and Cooling, your zoned HVAC system installation will be a breeze. Keep your family in optimal comfort year-long with an HVAC system you can control. Are you ready to upgrade your home’s heating and cooling system? Leave the installation to the experts at Viviano Heating and Air Conditioning, and sit back and relax in the new comfort of your home. Contact us today to get a home consult and experience comfort in your home year-round.