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Should You Be Zoning Your Home?

Are you one of the many Prescott homeowners who experience varying temperature levels across different rooms in their homes? With varying temperature levels, you may find it uncomfortable using the same thermostat level for every room. Undoubtedly, some rooms will be warmer than others. And this is where HVAC zoning comes in. Imagine having to live in the colder rooms this fall – or worse, during the winter.

As you prepare your home for the coming winter, we advise you to leave no stone unturned when it comes to learning about how your HVAC system works, and the benefits of zoning. .

What is HVAC Zoning?

HVAC zoning is a heating and cooling control method that breaks your home into zones, with each zone controlled separately. Basically, HVAC zoning involves regulating different areas or zones of your home. Each room has it’s own thermostat, providing you with the luxury of enjoying different temperature levels in different areas of your home. This is especially critical to homeowners living in multi-story buildings, where it gets colder with each additional floor.

How Does it Work?

Unlike conventional HVAC systems that come with a single thermostat for the entire house, a zoned HVAC system is equipped with multiple thermostats, with each serving different zones.

Zoned HVAC systems are designed with motorized dampers or valves in their ductwork. The ducting is responsible for cooling and heating a zone. These valves can be shut down or opened depending on the temperature in that particular zone. Thanks to this system, you can easily redirect airflow from colder rooms to warmer rooms and heat from warmer rooms to colder rooms easily and conveniently.

3 Benefits of HVAC Zoning

Wondering if your home should be zoned? Check out these benefits.

Energy Efficient

Imagine how much you would save on energy if you could cut out the heat going to unused rooms this winter. Now, you are getting it! This is only possible with HVAC zoning. With a perfectly working HVAC system, you can totally cut off the heat supply to the basement and other unused rooms. Leaving you with a lower energy bill at the end of the month. Zoning additionally allows you to use smaller, less expensive overall systems and extends its lifetime by reducing wear and tearing on your existing unit.


Once installed, this system requires little or no effort to control. Simply regulate the thermostat from the comfort of any zone you are in at the time or with your computer or smart device. No need to manually block off the AC to areas that are not in use.


Everyone can now enjoy his or her preferred temperature in the room he or she is enjoying. No discomfort or compromise. Everybody wins!

Why Chino Heating & Cooling?

Having served greater Arizona - including Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Chino Valley – for more than three decades, professionals at Chino Heating & Cooling boast the right expertise and experience to handle all of your HVAC needs. For your year-round comfort, you can count on us to get the job done all the time. Don’t spend a fortune on energy. Call a pro today!

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