One feature that your heating and air conditioning system should have to maximize the comfort of your guests is zoning. But before we explain how zoning can do this, let’s discuss what zoning is.

What is Zoning?

Zoning is a feature of some heating and air conditioning systems. It allows the heater or air conditioner to heat or cool a particular section, floor or area of the building at any time. Compare this with a non-zoned system, where the HVAC will only cool or heat the entire building at once.

Zoning Provides More Consistent Indoor Temperatures

​It’s hard to have a consistent temperature throughout your entire building, even with the best HVAC system. This is because not every part of a building will change its temperature at the same rate. For example, the foyer may be cooler than a bedroom. This is because the foyer has a door opening to the outside, which will allow warm air to escape and cool air to enter every time someone walks through the door. With a zoned HVAC system, you can program it to heat up only the foyer instead of the entire house, keeping the foyer at a consistent temperature without making other parts of the house too hot.

Zoning Provides Customizable Indoor Temperatures

Even when an HVAC system can provide perfectly consistent indoor temperatures, your guests may not want that. People in the living room where there’s a fire going may want the heater set lower to keep that room a bit cooler, while others in the dining room may want it warmer while they enjoy their dinner. Without a zoned HVAC system, it’s impossible to make both groups of guests happy.

It’s easy to see how zoning can help your heating and air conditioning system work more effectively to keep your guests comfortable this winter season. To learn more about zoning, contact our team of experts at Smoak’s Comfort Control today.