Benefits of Zoned Heating and Cooling
The ability to tailor the temperature of various zones in your home can provide greater comfort, but that isn’t the only benefit. If you live in a larger home or a home with multiple floors, one area might have a different temperature than another. A zoned heating and cooling system can help you keep the warmer areas cool without turning the rest of the house into an ice box. It’s also a great tool for creating specific conditions for certain rooms, making it ideal for food storage or a wine cellar.
Without an HVAC zone control system, some homeowners who want to adapt the temperature might try closing vents, but this approach can be wasteful. After all, the air keeps flowing to the vent and is left wasted in the ductwork. Upgrading to a zone heating and air system could be a great way to customize your comfort while maintaining a high level of efficiency.
Zone Control System Installation
One of the main advantages of installing a zone control system is that it can be integrated into your current HVAC system. Although they are typically used with forced air systems, they can be used with other home comfort systems as well. In a forced air system, dampers are installed in the ductwork, and a main panel is connected to the main unit to control the dampers. The dampers open when more heat or cool air is needed in a specific zone, and they close when an area doesn’t need as much air supply.
If you are thinking about upgrading to a ductless mini-split, you should know that most options provide zoned cooling by default. This type of system connects an exterior unit to a series of air handling units indoors, with a separate cooling and heating setup for each zone.
When you decide to install a zone control system, you will first need to choose how many zones you want, which will determine how many dampers and thermostats are needed. If you aren’t sure how many zones you should have, call one of our heating and cooling experts for advice. We can send someone to your home to help you make a decision, and we can also test your current system to see if it needs any improvements or repairs before the new installation.
Compared to heating or cooling an entire home, zone control systems can provide as much as 20% in energy savings. However, zone control is more effective if your home has proper insulation, particularly between the different zones. Call us any time if you have questions about the benefits of installing a zone control system in your home.
Zone Control System Thermostat
Since zone control systems supply heat or air to each individually, each zone is controlled by a separate thermostat. Depending on the type of system you are using, you will need to determine which type of thermostat to install in each area. Typically, it’s best to install wireless thermostats so that you have more flexibility when creating the different zones in your home. For even better energy savings, you can install wireless programmable thermostats to automatically adjust the temperatures in each zone according to your schedule and preferences. We offer top of the line thermostats to go with your new zone control system, so call today to learn more about how you can start saving energy!
Zone Control System Service
Whether you are installing an HVAC system for a new home construction, or you want to start saving energy and money with your current system, call Air Mechanical. For nearly 40 years, we have helped homeowners maximize their home comfort. Our qualified professionals are always improving their expertise. We are here to take care of all your air conditioning zone control system needs, with great customer service that focuses on your priorities. Call us any time to schedule a service appointment or to set up a consultation.