One of the big buzz words right now in HVAC is zoned heating and cooling. It’s being touted as a great way to save energy by only heating the areas being used. But what is it and how well will it work in your home? Let’s take a look.
What Is a Zone in HVAC?
Imagine that you have all your home’s outlets on a single switch. If you flipped that switch, everything would run at once, and if you shut it off, nothing would work. When HVAC systems are running, they’re either on or off. But what if you only want to heat or cool part of your home? Instead of closing or blocking vents, which can cause other problems with your system, you may want to consider zoned climate control. By splitting your HVAC system into zones, it’s only sending the hot or cold air to that area when it needs it. Because there’s a different thermostat in each zone, you’re able to decide when to heat and cool certain rooms and control the amount of energy usage your home is consuming. With each zone thermostat set at different temperatures, you can control exactly where you need heating or cooling at particular times of the day, allowing you to leave bedrooms warm during the day and cooling them for a refreshing night’s sleep in the evening, saving energy.
What Homes Benefit Most From HVAC Zoning?
Most average homes benefit from a zoning system, but there are a few features that guarantee you’ll save a lot more money and energy. Homes that have high ceilings, such as cathedral ceilings, an apartment or room over a garage, a home with a lot of windows, a basement or attic space, sunrooms, lofts or homes with multiple stories. Because HVAC zones help your system run more effectively and efficiently, some of the benefits every homeowner will enjoy include lower utility bills, a more comfortable home and a longer-lasting air conditioning system
By using HVAC zoning in your home, you can realize significant savings over a more traditional setup. If you’re ready to investigate further, Cox Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help. Our experienced professional technicians are ready to help you transition your home into a more energy efficient system. Contact us today for more information and discover the outstanding service we’ve been delivering since 1958.