The weather in Enka, North Carolina, can vary a lot from one day to the next. If your HVAC system struggles to keep up, consider switching to a zoned system. By separating your home into independently controlled areas, a zoned system creates a more comfortable, personalized atmosphere in each room.
How Does a Zoned System Work?
For several decades now, central HVAC systems have been the most popular heating and cooling solution. These systems use a single thermostat for your entire home. When this one-temperature-fits-all arrangement falls short, homeowners resort to portable fans or heaters for individual rooms.
With a ductless zoned system you get to divide your home into different zones, each with its own thermostat and air conditioning system. For instance, you could make your open-concept living area one zone, the back bedrooms a second, and your unfinished basement a third. When one area isn’t being used, such as your living room at night, you can adjust the temperature there to save energy, without affecting other zones.
Is Zoning Right for Me?
Zoning can solve a variety of problems, especially for those with large or multi-level homes. Since hot air rises, homeowners with two-story homes and a central HVAC system often have to choose between a too-hot second floor and a too-cold first floor. A zoned system allows you to maintain a comfortable, consistent temperature in both areas.
Zoned systems have become very popular on new builds, but they can also be added to existing homes. In fact, they can be an especially effective solution for very old homes which often cannot be fitted with the ductwork that a central system requires. Homes with large windows, vaulted ceilings, concrete floors, and finished attics or basements will also benefit.
If you are tired of fighting over the thermostat or lugging a space heater from room to room, give Gentry Heating a call at 828-581-4045. We can help you decide if a ductless zoned system is the right solution for your home.
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