7 Benefits of a Zoned HVAC System
If your bedroom is always hot and your kitchen is the coldest room in your house, you may be ready to reexamine your air conditioning system. The most common HVAC systems don’t always resolve these pockets of differing temperatures. Homeowners in the Charleston, South Carolina, area can benefit from a multi-zoned HVAC system. This may resolve some family arguments between your cold-loving spouse and your heat-loving children. Below are seven benefits to using a zoning system.
Zoned HVAC Systems Have Separate Thermostats
With separate zoning for designated areas of your home, you can control the temperature directly with thermostats for those zones. The heat-loving children can have their thermostat set at a warm 75 degrees, while you and your spouse can set the temperature to a cooler 68 degrees, if separated into independent zones.
Increased Energy Efficiency
If you have parts of your home that you aren’t using regularly, you can put those rooms in their own zones with a thermostat to control the temperature directly. Keeping that zone warmer in the summer or cooler in the winter will cut down on your energy use, saving money and electricity over time. The system won’t be trying to heat or cool the entire house, so less energy will be used.
Longer Life for Your Zoned HVAC System
With independent thermostats for each zone, the HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain a singular temperature throughout your home. Reducing the temperature in unused parts of the home also reduces the draw on the overall system, putting less stress on the unit and extending the life of the entire system.
Zoned systems can be operated remotely, with a smart thermostat and your personal smartphone. If you know you’ll be out for the day and didn’t adjust the thermostat accordingly, just open the mobile app and make the necessary adjustments. If the weather changes faster than you anticipated, you can make immediate changes at any time. You could even save yourself the walk to the thermostat and just log in from your own bed if you want to make any changes.
Depending on the scope of the installation, creating a zoned system can take from one to several days. Some installations are ductless, independent systems set solely in one room, while others are created with traditional ductwork, using dampers to reduce or increase airflow to separate zones. Independent, ductless zoning systems are generally compact and fit comfortably within the zones. They can also be design-friendly, with a variety of styles and colors.
Two Units in One
While standard heating and cooling systems use a furnace and an air conditioning system, a ductless zoning system will combine the two services into one unit by through the use of a heat pump or individual ductless units. Streamlining the systems also helps keep your home comfortable by keeping the set areas at your preferred temperature on the schedule you determine. This cuts down on maintenance costs, upkeep, and ductwork expenses.
Keep your family comfortable and happy with a zoned HVAC system. Some options include fan controls, humidity controls, and remote controls, each of which can be adjusted independently to your personal comfort. With easy installation and increased efficiency, the zoning system may well be the best option for your home.
If you’re looking into these changes for your Charleston, South Carolina, home, be sure to give our expert service department a call at (843) 277-9928. Our NATE-certified technicians at AC Heating and Air Conditioning Services aim to provide complete satisfaction in your service and your comfort.
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