Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money on their home and their utility bills, and the HVAC industry has many opportunities for you to do just that. One of the lesser-known options is HVAC zoning. This smart division of your home, enabled by new technology, can help you save money on your utilities. Here’s what you need to know about this unique option.
What is HVAC Zoning?
HVAC zoning is a system that divides your home into several different zones. The division isn’t physical, it is just for your HVAC system. Each “section” of your home will have its own thermostat and duct system or heating and cooling appliance. Therefore, you will be able to cool and heat different zones of your home to different temperatures. This is highly beneficial in a few critical ways, starting with energy efficiency.
How Does HVAC Zoning Save You Money?
Is multi-zone HVAC worth it? If we’re looking just at energy efficiency, yes, it is. Having independent zones in your home will allow you to focus your cooling or heating efforts only on the spaces of your home that you are actively using. So, instead of wasting time cooling hundreds of square feet, you’re not using in the summer, you can cool only the rooms that you’re in. This can help you save a tremendous amount of money on your cooling.
The same goes for winter. Imagine waking up from a warm bedroom and then transitioning to your home office. Your HVAC zooming system can switch from heating one space to the other. It can heat both while you transition and then just heat the office while you work. Or, if you head outside to work, you can be greeted by a pre-warmed kitchen and dining room, where you’ll cook and eat, without wasting energy heating other spaces all day or while you’re not in them.
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Other Benefits of Zoned HVAC
Other than saving you money, there are more benefits of zoned HVAC systems. You have more complete control over how your home feels, so you can make up for hot or cold spots. If you and your family like having things at a different temperature then you can adjust for each person’s tastes when they are in different spots in the house.
Plus, getting a zoned HVAC system often means getting some highly efficient and very reliable new heating and cooling units, whether it’s a heat pump, high-efficiency furnace, or an air conditioner with a great SEER rating. These exceptional appliances will often help you save money on their own, simply because of how little fuel they need to make your home as hot or cold as you like.
Zone heating and cooling also typically mean you’ll need to make adjustments to your vents. It takes some time and money, but it can be worth it.
Are you looking for more information on HVAC zoning? Contact Dunn Heating ClimateCare today.