Do I Need A Zoned HVAC System?

Apr 21, 2021

A central air HVAC system has one downside: the thermostat controls the temperature of the entire house. This means that you’re limited in terms of customization; if you want to increase the AC in your bedroom, it will also cool down the rest of the house.

But how many of us have a basement that’s always cold or an attic that’s always stuffy? Luckily, there’s a solution for this—zoned HVAC systems. We’re going to share a bit more about these systems and how they can benefit your home.

What is a Zoned HVAC System?

These systems give you total control over the specific temperatures in every area of your home. A zoned system allows you to customize the output from a single HVAC system using multiple thermostats.

To designate the different zones, you can program the various thermostats, which control the temperature of a given area.

When Do You Need One?

You already have an HVAC system, but it leaves something to be desired. Here’s how a zoned system can improve air control in your home: 

You want to reduce your energy usage & electricity bills.

It’s easier to manage and regulate your energy usage with a zoned system. 

You will need to pay extra to have a zoned system installed  in your home—however, it will also create savings on your electricity bill. Multi-zoned systems can be ductless, allowing you to cut down on labour costs.

The customization that zoned systems offer allows you to only use as much energy as you need; no more, no less. Save up to 35% more energy with a zoned system and bring down your electricity costs.

You’ll have precise temperature control

Not all of your household members are on the same page when it comes to the ideal temperature. Some people tend to run a bit hotter or cooler than others.

With a zoned HVAC system, everyone will be happy and comfortable. You can set the temperature higher in the bedroom and lower in the kitchen. This is ideal if you have a home gym (where you want the air to be cooler) and a living room (where you don’t mind extra warmth).

Improve air quality

If you have pets in your home, then you’re familiar with how hair and dander seem to get everywhere. Despite your best efforts, it’s difficult to keep things under control. A zoned system helps you contain particles that may irritate allergens like dander, hair, and dust. You’ll enjoy improved air quality with a multi-zoned system. 

Parts of your home aren’t occupied

Why should you pay to cool a room that you hardly spend time in? If portions of your home are rarely used (like the playroom of a child that moved out or a guest bedroom), you can turn down the AC without affecting other rooms. Say goodbye to paying extra for air conditioning that you won’t notice!

Depending on the square footage of your home and how many storeys it has, you may require multiple zones. You’ll need an HVAC technician to help plan this home improvement project. 

At Provincial Heating and Cooling, we offer air conditioning installation in Winnipeg. We’ll help you keep your home cool during the summer months. Give us a call!


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