Our team at Specialty Heating & Cooling does a lot of work on 2-story homes. Oftentimes, it can be difficult to get comfortable, matching temperatures from room to room – the upstairs is warmer than the downstairs or vice versa. To combat inconsistent temperatures, we do a lot of zoning work for homes that have more than one level.

What is zoning?

Zoned temperature control can be a great way to heat and cool your home with incredible efficiency. This type of temperature control means that there are several thermostats placed throughout the home that are wired to one control panel that works within your home’s ductwork via the forced-air system. We use Carrier Infinity Zoning and Honeywell Red Link. The thermostats will read what the specific zone temperature is, then open and close dampers within the ductwork to adjust the temperature for that specific area.

What are the benefits of a zoning system?

When used properly, zoning can save homeowners money on utility costs. Why? Because it allows them to adjust temperatures according to usage. You’re not overheating or overcooling various parts of your home and wasting energy. For example, if you enjoy keeping your bedroom cool at night, but you want the rest of the home warm when you wake up, zoning can help make this happen easily! At the end of the year, this can translate to big savings!  Each zone will heat independently from other areas of the home – what an incredible concept that works!

In addition, zoning will reduce wear and tear on your system. It doesn’t need to work as hard to heat or cool your entire home, but instead, it will only provide heat or air conditioning to the spaces that you designate. That can help your system last longer while functioning at peak efficiency.

Almost any home can benefit from a zoning system, especially homes with multiple levels or homes that have additions like a garage apartment or sunroom. Installing a Carrier system that utilizes zoning gives you the technology you need to stay comfortable in every room of your home at any given time of the year. Learn more about zoning in this video. We’re happy to talk to you about how many zones your home would need according to it’s unique layout, and what type of system would work with your budget guidelines.  
Specialty Heating & Cooling is located in Tigard, OR and services Portland, OR; Beaverton, OR; Aloha, OR; Hillsboro, OR; Tualatin, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Milwaukie, OR; Oregon City, OR; West Linn, OR; Newberg, OR; Sherwood, OR

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