Regardless of the size of your home, it’s likely that you spend your time in just a few rooms at any given time. This waste of energy – heating a whole house when much of it’s not occupied – is one reason why upgrading to a zoning system is such a great idea. If used properly, you’ll save money while boosting your comfort level as well.
Installation of a Zoning System
Traditional one-thermostat heating and cooling systems are not very efficient or logical. If you spend all day in the living room, for example, and are feeling a little cold or hot, your adjustment of the thermostat in that room will affect temperatures throughout the house, unless you’ve closed vents to select rooms. This is a primary reason why energy costs are so high, especially for a large home.
Upgrading to a zoning system, which should be handled by a trained HVAC technician, will allow you to focus your heating or cooling on only those rooms you designate for conditioning. This is made possible by the use of multiple thermostats and automated vent dampers, each located in a section of your home referred to as a “zone.”
Benefits of a Zoning System
With to a zoning system, comfort also can be improved. Each family member has a different preference when it comes to comfort, and when your kids are in one room and you’re in another, a zoning system allows everyone to be comfortable at any given time. This also helps to address any issues with your home’s design. For example, an upper floor or a room with lots of windows tends to be warmer. A zoning system will help you account for that, without changing the temperature for the entire house.
On top of better comfort, you’ll save money on your energy bill each month. By focusing your conditioning efforts on a limited number of rooms, your HVAC system won’t have to work so hard to make everyone comfortable. It’s a win-win for your household and your bank account.
For more expert advice about upgrading to a zoning system, or for questions relating to home comfort, please contact the friendly professionals at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding area since 2001.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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