More than likely, you know what we mean when we say, he likes it cold but she likes it warm. In most households, zone wars are very normal. The struggle is real. And someone always has to compromise. That is, until you get zoned air conditioning and heating in your home! Imagine being able to adjust your thermostat settings for different rooms so that everybody (and we mean, everybody) is happy – even the dog!
What is Zone Air Conditioning?
When you install multi-zone air conditioning and heating, you’re essentially splitting up your house into multiple ‘zones’ that allow for separate temperature control. Each zone has its own thermostat which can be set to the desired temperature, virtually eliminating hot and cold spots.
How Does Zone Air Conditioning Work?
Separate thermostats and duct dampers control the flow of air through your ducts. When a room needs more air from your air conditioner, the thermostat communicates with the damper to open up and allow more air to flow through. Similarly, when that space has reached the desired temp, the dampers close and sends the air to the rest of your room.
Although you may think you can DIY and create your own zoned air conditioning by simply closing off the ducts to your empty rooms, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Proper zoning requires professional installation, design, airflow and equipment. Read more about why closing off your vents in unused rooms an inefficient and potentially damaging idea, “Open vs Closed AC Vents in Unused Rooms. The Big Debate.”
Benefits of Zoned Heating and Cooling
Comfort and Control
Comfort and control is obviously number one. What’s the purpose of having an air conditioner in your home or office in the first place, right? So we stay comfortable! Taking it to a whole new level, HVAC zoning allows you to control your comfort down to the room. No more fighting over the thermostat, kids.
With zone air conditioning, you can pre-set unused rooms to remain warmer in the summer (and cooler in the winter) than your higher traffic areas. No need to waste money on utility bills cooling empty spaces. Some studies even show that adding zoning to your existing HVAC system can help you save up to 30% on your monthly utility bill. Talk about efficiency!
No More Hot Spots
Zoned systems allow for a more even temperature distribution throughout your home. Since heat rises, the upstairs areas are usually hotter than the downstairs areas, a zoned system can fix this by forcing more area upstairs, creating more even temperature throughout. Time to say good bye to hot and cold spots!
Zone Air Conditioning is Your Ideal Solution
Wondering if zone air conditioning is right for you? Take advantage of all these great benefits and save big. For more information, ask the experts at Point Bay Fuel.
At Point Bay Fuel, our NATE certified technicians are offer residential and commercial central AC maintenance and we are ready for emergency service anytime, day or night. Our customers have trusted us year after year to keep their families warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but do not take our word for it; just ask our customers. Give us a call at (732) 349-5059.