According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for 40 percent of the average household’s utility bills. To lessen the impact of these expenses, more and more households are choosing to upgrade their HVAC systems. While there are many options available, one of the most popular choices is the zoned HVAC system.
How Do Zoned HVAC Systems Work?
HVAC zones are designated areas of a home or other building with their own temperature control. Each area has its own thermostat and can be set to its own temperature. The system then reads the settings and raises or lowers the temperature in each zone by using dampers within the ductwork to control airflow.
How Are Zoned HVAC Systems Beneficial?
Have you ever noticed how your upper floors can seem warmer than the lower floors in summer, even when the air conditioner is on full blast? This is because cold air sinks, and therefore, when your entire house is set to one temperature, your air conditioner must produce more cool air to compensate for the lost air that naturally moves downward. This lowers efficiency and increases your energy costs. With a zoned HVAC system, each area of your house is controlled individually, meaning that your system can distribute hot or cold air between areas based on how much energy each part of your home needs, instead of struggling to keep the entire house at just the right temperature.
What Can I Expect From a Zoned HVAC System?
If used properly, zoned HVAC systems can reduce energy consumption, saving you money and even increasing your future home value. With today’s home buyers increasingly conscious of the need for efficiency and green-friendly households, homes with modern and energy-efficient HVAC systems are in high demand. There will be an initial installation cost to have your home zoned, but the investment is well worth it, given the potential savings.
If you are considering zoning your HVAC system, look no further than Aladdin Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. of Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village. You can count on our expert staff of HVAC professionals to properly zone your home or business and get it right the first time. To set up an installation, call us today at (805) 273-4320.