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Wondering whether you can zone an existing HVAC system in your St. Petersburg, Florida, home? The short answer is yes, you can. If key components of your ductwork are accessible and your ducts were installed correctly, it is possible to use existing ducts to zone a house. Learn more about the process to decide if it’s right for your home.

You Need Zoning Dampers

The way your HVAC system delivers air to different zones involves dampers installed within your ducts. These dampers open and close according to signals from the thermostat and control panel. A damper will open when you want to cool one zone, allowing air conditioned air to flow just into that zone of the house.

This is why your existing ducts are so important. They need to be laid out in a way that allows us to create zones in your home by installing dampers. The layout of your ductwork will help us determine which zones we can create for you.

Everything Connects Via the Control Panel

The control panel connects the dampers with the thermostat for each zone. When you alter the thermostat in one zone, the control panel works with the damper and the thermostat to deliver that perfect zoned temperature. Once you set your thermostats, all of this happens automatically, the same way it does with a single-zone house. We’ll need to install a thermostat for each zone, along with the control panel.

We’ll install other components, such as air pumps, to ensure your zoning system works properly and maintains the right air pressure in your home. These are the main components you need to understand so you’ll know if zoning is possible in your existing home.

Have an Advanced Cooling Systems technician visit to examine your ducts and let you know if it’s possible for us to retrofit a zoned system for you. We’ll discuss your options and help you find the perfect heating and cooling solutions for your home. Call us at (727) 213-5888.

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