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Can a Zoning System Save You Money and Energy?

Posted by Scott Mise | 12.29.2015

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Your HVAC system’s job is to keep you comfortable during the extreme summer heat and freezing winter weather. You need a system that can achieve this while also being as effective and efficient as possible. An HVAC zoning system is a good fit due to the way it heats and cools different parts of your home. See below how it can benefit your home.

How the System Works

A zoning system includes several thermostats that are connected to a control panel which operates dampers installed inside your home’s ductwork. Each thermostat enables you to create a temperature zone for a specific part of your home. The dampers close or open depending on the thermostat settings for that zone. As a result, you can customize the temperature of each area to meet your family’s needs.

Benefits

Because of how it works, a zoning system offers numerous advantages, which include:

  • Greater control. The system gives you better control over your home’s comfort plus you have more flexibility to control the indoor air comfort in different areas of your home.
  • Increased comfort. Different members of your household may feel more comfortable at different temperatures. This system allows one member to increase or reduce the temperature in a room without affecting the comfort of other family members.
  • Increased efficiency. Heating or cooling all rooms equally is like lighting all bulbs in your home when you only need light in one room. In both cases, you are wasting energy. With a zoned system, you only run temperature-controlled air to rarely-used rooms when needed. This helps you save money on your energy bills.
  • Longer HVAC system life. Your HVAC system experiences much less wear and tear because it doesn’t always heat or cool your entire home. This leads to longer life expectancy.

You can reap more benefits and save more money on your utility bills by combining a zoning system with a programmable thermostat. For more information on zoning systems, contact us at Airco.