System Zoning by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

A zoning system for your HVAC equipment is a way to control the temperature for each area or one in your home rather than trying to heat or cool the house to fit the same temperature that is acceptable by everyone. With a zoning system, you can set temperatures differently for either individual rooms or sections of your home.

Typically with forced air systems there is only one thermostat to control the heating and cooling for the entire home.  Once that thermostat calls for heating or cooling there is virtually no way to control the temperature in each room of the house except by manually closing off outlets to each room.  This manual method is time consuming and can cause harm to the HVAC unit as closing off too many outlets can reduce the airflow. This could shorten the life of the furnace, air conditioner or heat pump.

Zoning will solve this problem.  It also allows you to save energy by not heating or cooling rooms when they don’t need it. If for example you live in a two story home and don’t use the upstairs very much, you can set the thermostat upstairs so that it doesn’t call for heat or cool air very often.

A zoning system is a professionally installed control system consisting of a damper and thermostat for each room or zone in the house. This control system is wired into a central control panel that sequences each thermostat’s call with the zone dampers in the ducts and the HVAC system.

Zoning is a simple product and concept. Zoning provides the ability to only condition those rooms that need heating or cooling and does not allow conditioned air into those zones not requiring it.  Zoning does this through a series of components, the first being motorized dampers that open and close based on the demands of the zone thermostats. These dampers insert into the ducts or can be installed at the air outlet for each room or zone.  Multiple dampers can be controlled together for a single zone if multiple ducts serve a single room or zone.

If you are interested in system zoning for your office or home, call Treat’s Heating & Cooling at 360.825.0800

The Enumclaw, WA system zoning experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.