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How to Install Room-By-Room Zoning in an HVAC System

Ask This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey learns about an HVAC system that allows each room to be zoned out using smartphone technology.

Steps for installing a zoned HVAC system

  1. Install AA batteries in the motorized vents to replace current manual vents in all the rooms in your home. You may need a screwdriver to remove some of the vents.
  2. Install plug-in sensors in outlets in each room of your home.
  3. Connect wireless hub to your router using an Ethernet wire.
  4. You may need to replace your existing thermostat with one compatible with this system.
  5. Download the app on your smartphone and monitor the temperature in each room. You’ll be able to control your desired temperature up or down.