Zoning Your HVAC System
Looking for a better, more efficient way to heat or cool your home? The biggest frustration for many homeowners is their inability to control different areas of their homes with the thermostat. Normal HVAC systems may not have zone system features installed, but they can be added in just a few days to make your home more comfortable. A zoning system allows the designated ‘zones’ of the home to be controlled by a specific thermostat to vary the temperature throughout the home. No more complaints from your loved ones about the temperature of the room they like to sleep in—everyone can win! Save money and energy by keeping them cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the rest of the home.
Benefits of a Zone System
Besides the specialized control of each room’s temperature, this added feature provides other advantages to your home.
- Customize Your Home–HVAC zoning provides customizable installations where the homeowner can pick what rooms need the most control. This is usually based off shade, fans, room usage, natural sunlight, and areas with appliances. The “zones” of the house can be chosen by you!
- Your System Can Last Longer–By adding more thermostats, you reduce the amount the HVAC system must work to heat or cool the whole house. Adding zones decreases how much the system must work and increases its lifespan. HVAC systems are a big investment—taking care of the system from the beginning can save you money in the future.
- Save Energy, Save Money—Saving money?? No one likes spending more than they must, especially on those pesky power bills! Saving energy is not only great for the environment but saves you money every month. How does it save energy? You may have unused rooms that you can keep warm during the summer and cooler during the winter to minimize energy usage and keep your system running efficiently for those areas of the house used every day.
Additional Benefits of a Zone System
- Maximize Comfort–Your family can better relax by monitoring and controlling areas of the house at different temperatures. Whether you like to sleep in the coldest or warmest room of the house—you get to decide!
- Quiet Operation–Normally, your system may blow cold air as much as possible to get it through the whole house. Zones allow for better regulation on how the air is dispersed, which will quiet the system down. It doesn’t have to work as hard, so it operates much quieter!
- Indoor Air Quality—Surprisingly enough, indoor air quality can be worse than the air quality outside. A zoning system enhances its purification and ventilation to ensure your family is breathing clean air! It prevents pollens and dust from traveling through the home by blocking off different zones when blowing air.
These added features make the investment in the system worth it! You will thank yourself for zoning your house and maximizing your indoor comfort.
Installing the Equipment
Thankfully, you don’t need a whole new system or a bunch of bulky equipment taking up space!
Three key parts of the zoning system are:
- a control panel
- zoning dampers
The control system communicates between the current system and the added thermostats to determine which zones to heat or cool. The dampers are in the ductwork to open and close according to the temperatures on each thermostat. The number of thermostats is proportional to the number of zones, and that depends on the size of the house. Therefore, the pricing for a zoning system will vary depending on many factors.
Get an In-Home Quote- Air Control Heating and Air
At Air Control Heating and Air, our technicians will give free estimates on installing zoning equipment and provide their professional advice. Years of experience and training make us equipped for all your air conditioning needs. We value excellent customer service and efficiency in all that we do. We want you to be comfortable and content in your home. Call us today to schedule your quote or address any questions or concerns you may have.