Zoned Heating and Cooling Considerations
In a perfect world, every room in your home would heat and cool evenly throughout the year. Many factors can impact the temperature in different rooms, including the amount of direct sunlight or shade a room gets, how far an area is from your central HVAC unit, and more. Conventional HVAC systems don’t consider these differences when the thermostat kicks on. If you’re tired of freezing in the bedroom while sweating in the kitchen, it’s time to consider the benefits of zoned heating and cooling.
How Does Zoned Heating and Cooling Differ from a Conventional Configuration?
A conventional HVAC system pushes the same amount of heated or cooled air through your home’s entire duct system. With zoned heating and cooling, separate thermostats and mechanical dampers controlled by a master panel determine if a particular room or area should receive heated or cooled air. Dampers open and close automatically according to the information received from the thermostats. Separate zoning for each area of your home allows you to set the temperature for the kitchen cooler when you’re cooking, while your children can stay warmer in a basement recreation room. Everyone in your home will experience greater indoor comfort no matter the time of year.
What are the Biggest Benefits of Zoned Heating and Cooling?
Greater comfort in your home may be enough for some homeowners. Yet, installing a zoned system provides so many benefits you’ll wonder why you haven’t installed one earlier.
1. Lowers Energy Bills and Your Carbon Footprint
Everyone is concerned about how much everything costs these days. The U.S. Department of Energy indicates that a zoned system can save you up to 30% in energy costs. You don’t have to heat or cool rooms that aren’t used, so you’ll reduce your carbon footprint. That’s better for your home and the environment.
2. Improves Indoor Air Quality
With zoning, air doesn’t have to travel through your entire home. That reduces the amount of pollen, dust, dirt, mold, and other contaminants that travel through your home in a traditional system. Zoning helps prevent respiratory problems like asthma, allergies, and eye irritation.
3. Extends the Life of Your HVAC System
Zoning reduces the load on your HVAC system, so it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature. When a mechanical unit doesn’t have to work as hard, it will last longer, saving you money in the long run.
4. Quieter Operation
Many central HVAC systems are loud and disruptive as they have to force air through a large space. A zoned system directs heated or cooled air to where it’s needed at a specific time. Sudden loud and obtrusive sounds from the system shutting on and off are gone as a zone system works quietly in the background.
5. Convenience and Flexibility
Remote controls operate zoned systems, so you can control your comfort from wherever you’re located in your home or even when you’re away through the internet. Zoning is also flexible so that you can install it within a current system.
Contact Timothy Off to Learn More About the Benefits of Zoned Heating and Cooling
The experts at Timothy Off can detail additional advantages of zoned heating and cooling along with the latest advancement in HAVC technology. Trust the pros and call us at 1-610-701-9020 or get a free quote today.