Zoning systems are truly an efficient, cost-effective means of keeping your home at the perfect temperature in every room. Zoning systems are designed to only cool or heat those areas of your home that receive the most use and at peak times of day or night, thereby keeping your family comfortable no matter where they are, all while keeping your energy bills low. It’s possible to divide the ductwork of your home into specific zones which can be independently controlled for both heating and cooling. By using a series of motorized dampers and thermostats, homeowners can eliminate cold or hot spots throughout the home. This can cut your energy consumption — and therefore your energy bills — by up to 25 percent. Ever wonder why it’s nearly impossible to keep a consistent temperature throughout the house? It’s simple really: warm air rises and cold air sinks. Therefore, upstairs rooms are often up to 10 degrees warmer, and basements about 10 degrees cooler. Zoning helps keep a consistent temperature throughout your home by regulating varying levels of air distribution to the different rooms. Homes are often zoned by room occupancy, though various home features, such as a large wall of windows, can also influence how a qualified technician will determine the zoning layout. Good candidates for zoning include multi-level homes, as well as homes with atriums, solariums, or finished attics, basements, or additions. Pipe Works Services can use its HVAC expertise to help you determine whether a zoning system is right for your home. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can advise you about the best zoning system suited to your particular home and family’s needs. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about zoning systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today! Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.