Zoning lets you choose the comfort temperature you want, where you want, when you want it. You might keep areas where you relax, such as the living room and family room, a bit warmer. But you might want bedrooms, a recreation room and your kitchen a bit cooler. With zoning, you can have it your way.
Zoning can use multiple systems or dampers that open and close to accommodate the difference in temperature. Every home has at least two zones — the living area and the sleeping area. Both zones are seldom used at the same time.
Adding zoning to your systems can save money. When used with programmable thermostats, which automatically adjust the comfort temperature in a zone, zoning can save up to 30% on heating and cooling costs when compared with central, non-setback systems.