Thermostats and Zoning

Want to improve your comfort and lower your energy bills?

Say hello to zoning.

Zoned heating and cooling works with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, allowing you to change the temperature in different parts of your home.

You create the zones, whether in one room or an entire floor. Each zone has a thermostat, allowing for personalized comfort. A zone control system helps create the ideal home environment.

Carrier Ohio has Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers ready to set up a zone control system in your home. Our directory helps with HVAC solutions for homeowners in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Mansfield, Canton, Youngstown, Elyria, Sandusky, and Mentor.

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Advantages of Zone HVAC Systems

In the good old days, your heating and cooling system only allowed you to set one temperature for the entire home.

If it was 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the living room, it was 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the kitchen, bathroom, and upstairs bedrooms.

Zoning gives you options. You no longer need to heat or cool unoccupied rooms. Target your comfort to the areas of your home you use the most.

Here are other benefits:

  • Personalized Comfort
    Everyone in the household can set the temperature to their liking. No more arguments over adjusting the thermostat—everyone can be as comfortable as they want in their zone.
  • Energy Efficiency
    By only heating or cooling specific areas of your home, your HVAC system will not need to run as long, saving energy. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that HVAC zoning can save homeowners up to 20 percent on their energy bills .
  • Better Indoor Air Quality
    HVAC zoning can help to prevent the spread of dust and allergens by circulating conditioned air more evenly throughout the home.
  • Less Wear and Tear
    Zoning can help extend your system's service life by preventing your HVAC equipment from working overtime.
  • Increased Resale Value
    HVAC zoning offers an appealing, eco-friendly feature that can raise a home's value. The Appraisal Institute, established in 1991, estimates zoning can increase a home's market value by seven percent.

Find a nearby Carrier dealer through Carrier Ohio to help determine the best zoning setup for your Midwest home.

Zoned HVAC Installation

Setting up a zoned HVAC system requires careful planning. Your Carrier technician takes into account your home's layout, heating and cooling equipment, insulation, and related factors.

Zoning uses mechanical dampers installed inside your ductwork to control airflow in designated areas.

Each zone has a thermostat. A control panel allows you to adjust the temperatures in each area. The thermostats, mechanical dampers, and control panel all have wiring that needs to be carefully put in place and linked. Wi-Fi makes it possible to view and control smart-zoned HVAC systems remotely.

Your home is a good candidate for zoning if you have:

  • Large open areas
  • Finished attic, basement, or over-the-garage rooms
  • A two-story or more home
  • A large floor plan with areas unused on a daily basis
  • A concrete-slab foundation
  • Large windows
  • Unoccupied rooms

Zoning and Thermostats

Behind every successful zoning system is a thermostat.

Your Carrier dealer offers programmable and smart thermostats from trusted brands like ecobee, Infinity, and the Carrier Comfort Series to work with your zoning. Paired together, a zone control system and smart thermostat can provide comfort and convenience at a cost-saving price.

Can You Add Zones to an Existing HVAC System?

Absolutely. Our team can easily retrofit a zoning system to work with existing HVAC equipment—no need to buy a new furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner to take advantage of this beneficial technology.

Zone Control System Repairs

If you detect an issue with your HVAC system—an unusual sound or an unexplained uptick in your energy bills—call your Carrier Technician. Quickly addressing a minor issue can help prevent a costlier problem.

Carrier Technicians are skilled at working with all makes and models of HVAC equipment. Carrier dealers provide 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need them.

Zone Control System Maintenance

Anyone who owns a vehicle knows that preventative maintenance—changing your oil and having your brakes inspected—can save you thousands of dollars. Your car runs better, and you don't spend as much time in the repair shop.

Apply that same strategy to your HVAC equipment. By scheduling annual tune-ups and inspections, you get the most value from your investment and help your equipment reach its expected service life.

Ask your Carrier dealer about joining a maintenance service agreement to offset the cost of labor, parts, and repairs. Enjoy discounts on regular services such as tune-ups—and receive priority service whenever your system needs service.

Call Your Carrier Zoning Experts Today

Carrier Ohio has a network of Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers that can expertly install a zoning system in your home. Start saving today and find a Carrier dealer near you!