Zoning Systems


If you’re considering having a zoning system installed in your Meridian, ID, home, our team at A-1 Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric can help. We want the people living in Ada County to be comfortable in their homes throughout the year, and an HVAC zoning system in your home could be a great way to do just that. Our goal is to take the stress out of the project and provide you with all of the information and support you need to make an excellent decision for you and your home.

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We’re flexible with our appointment availability and ready to work around any of your scheduling needs. Our technicians will arrive at your home on time and in company vehicles. They’ll have all of the tools and parts needed to complete a job efficiently and effectively.


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What Are HVAC Zoning Systems?

HVAC zoning is a revolutionary approach that divides your home into different zones, each controlled independently for optimal temperature. These innovative systems not only ensure personalized comfort in each room but significantly reduce energy usage by focusing on heating or cooling specific areas as needed. Imagine the luxury of customizing the temperature of every room, eliminating hot or cold spots, and saving on utility bills at the same time. Whether you’re building a new home or thinking of upgrading your existing HVAC system, our team of experts is ready to guide you in creating a more comfortable and energy-efficient environment with an HVAC zoning system. Speak with A-1 Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric to learn more!


Zoning systems are increasing in popularity with our Meridian/Boise customers for their wide range of benefits. Primarily zoning is good for multi-level homes where the upstairs is hot during the summer while the lower level is at the set temperature. Another typical zoning application is for long, single-level homes where the furnace is at one end of the home.

Multi-System Zoning

In multi-system zoning, two or more indoor blower units are installed throughout your home. Each system distributes heated or cooled air as needed to individual rooms or areas. An outdoor condenser unit powers each of these zones for cooling and a furnace for heating. The zones are individually controlled, meaning you can adjust each treated area to your home’s current needs. This allows for highly efficient heating and air conditioning and superb comfort.

Damper System Zoning

In a damper system, you have one system (furnace and air conditioner). Dampers direct the air through specially designed ductwork to allow air to flow to the place it’s needed. This creates areas of the home to be heated and cooled independently.


  • Improved energy efficiency in your home
  • Both heating and cooling functionality
  • Temperature customization from room to room
  • Near-silent operation

If you’re interested in adding a zoning system to your home, we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have, including pricing, potential energy savings, the installation process, and more.

Is HVAC Zoning Right for You?

Determining if an HVAC zoning system is right for you involves considering several factors about your home and your comfort needs. Here are a few key points to help you make the decision:

  1. Multiple Levels: If your home has multiple floors, you may have noticed that heat tends to rise, making upper levels warmer than the lower ones. A zoning system can effectively manage this issue by allowing you to control the temperature on each floor independently.
  2. Large Windows: Homes with large windows or a lot of direct sunlight can have rooms that heat up more than others during the day. Zoning systems let you cool these rooms without overcooling other areas of your home.
  3. Unused Rooms: If there are rooms in your home that are rarely used, it makes little sense to heat or cool them the same as the rest of your home. With zoning, you can set a minimal energy-saving temperature for these rooms.
  4. Different Preferences: If your family often disagrees about what the ideal temperature should be, a zoning system provides the perfect solution by allowing each person to set the temperature to their liking in different areas of the house.
  5. Energy Efficiency: If you’re looking to reduce your energy consumption and lower your utility bills, an HVAC zoning system can be a great investment. By only heating or cooling the areas of your home that need it, you can significantly cut down on energy waste.

Remember, every home is different, and the best way to determine if an HVAC zoning system is right for you is to speak with a professional who can assess your specific needs and provide tailored advice. Our team of experts is always here to help guide you toward the best solution for your home comfort. Contact us today to learn about our HVAC zoning services in Meridian, ID.

The Installation Process of Zoning Systems

Installing an HVAC zoning system is a task best left to professionals due to its complexity. However, we believe in keeping our clients informed every step of the way. Below is a general outline of what the installation process entails. Remember, this process is a rough outline of what you can expect, as the actual process may vary based on your home. So speak directly to a professional for more clarity, or get your home inspected by our zoning system experts in Meridian, ID, for more information.

  1. Assessment: The first step involves a thorough evaluation of your home’s layout, size, and heating and cooling requirements. We’ll also take into account factors such as the number of windows and levels in your home, which can affect the efficiency of the HVAC system.
  2. Designing the Zones: Based on the assessment, we will design a zoning plan tailored to your home. This includes determining the number of zones needed and the placement of thermostats for each zone.
  3. Installing the Dampers: Dampers are devices installed in the ductwork that control airflow to different zones. Our team will strategically install these dampers to ensure optimal functionality of your HVAC zoning system.
  4. Setting Up the Control Panel: The control panel is the brain of the zoning system, connecting the thermostats to the dampers. We’ll set this up and ensure it’s in perfect working order.
  5. Thermostat Installation: Each zone will have its own thermostat, allowing you to control the temperature independently. These will be installed in convenient locations within each zone.
  6. Testing and Final Adjustments: After everything is installed, we’ll test the system to ensure everything is working as it should. We’ll make any necessary adjustments and won’t consider the job done until you’re fully satisfied with the performance of your new HVAC zoning system.


For any questions and assistance with adding a zoning system to your home, there’s no better team to trust than A-1 Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric in Meridian. We give our crew ongoing training in order to stay current with the industry, and we’re always committed to your total satisfaction. Plus, our technicians at A-1 Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric have the training to service and install all makes and models of zoned systems in Meridian. Every job will be done right the first time so that we can stand behind all of our results.

To learn more about how we could add a zoned HVAC system to your home in Meridian, call A-1 Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric today! Ask about zoned systems or about some of our other services, including duct sealing, whole-house humidifiers, and air purification systems!