Most traditional heating and cooling systems have one centrally located thermostat controlling the temperature of the entire house. With an HVAC Zoning system (sometimes called “Zoned HVAC”), your home can be divided into as many as eight different zones depending on its size and the way you live. Each independent zone will have its own zone sensor which will monitor and control the temperature in its area.
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Do I Need a Zoned HVAC?
Outfitting your home with a zoned system has many advantages. Almost any home can benefit from zoning, but here are a couple of reasons you might consider it for your home.
In some homes, every room does not keep a consistent temperature. Because a standard system only has one sensor, it can only precisely control the temperature in one area of the house.
For example, if you have a master bedroom with large, west-facing windows, that room might be warmer in the afternoon. If you set your thermostat to 72 degrees, the actual temperature of the bedroom might be as high as 75 degrees, too warm for comfort.
You can lower the thermostat to compensate, but other rooms in your home might become too cold for other members of your household. Plus, this solution uses more energy, increasing your bill each month.
There are a large variety of factors that can affect the temperature of individual rooms in your home. Zoning helps to offset these differences by allowing you to control the temperatures of specific areas.
Your Home’s Temperature is Uneven
Zoned Systems are More Energy Efficient
Zoning your air conditioning allows you to save money on energy by keeping seldom-used areas of your home warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter.
As an example, if you have a guest bedroom that rarely has occupants, you can program your thermostat to keep that area warmer when nobody is using the room. This flexibility allows you to limit the amount of energy wasted by keeping vacant parts of your house comfortable.
Combined with programmable thermostats, you can even create a program for each zone that adjusts the temperature for the time of day. For instance, you can set the bedrooms to be inactive during the day while the kitchen and living areas are active.
Regardless of the configuration of your home, a zoning system can be designed to meet your unique needs. And, it can be done with just one central air conditioning system, not multiple units. It will also run so quietly and provide such even and continuous comfort that you’ll wonder how you lived without it for so long.
If you think a zoned system is the right solution for your home comfort, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can replace an existing system with a new zoned HVAC unit or design a HVAC system for new construction.
We’re more than happy to provide you with a free consultation. One of our HVAC experts will evaluate your home, tell you if a zoned system is an appropriate solution for your needs, and give you a no-obligation quote. Schedule yours today.