A zoned HVAC system – particular for houses that only have a single furnace or air conditioner – uses a combination of multiple thermostats throughout the house and dampers in the ductwork. This helps to divide a house (or an office space, for example) into different zones that can be regulated at different temperatures.
Zoning is an easy process to explain, but many owners are still left wondering, “Why would I do this?” There are several big changes that zoning from Victory Heating & Air can create, depending on your lifestyle.
When discussing zoning, a common subject is the ways that people prefer different temperature levels. Zoning cannot always help with this; it cannot, for instance, bring two different temperatures to different parts of the same room in your San Bernardino home.
However, if someone is in the kitchen and someone else is in the bedroom, zoning can offer separate thermostats for both areas so the inhabitants can choose their preferred temperature in that room. As you can imagine, this also has lots of potential for office situations, where zoned systems are common.
Zoning: Energy Control
What does energy control mean? It refers to the detailed setting of thermostats around the house or office to coincide with daily movement and activities. A zoned system allows for very detailed control of temperature levels, which allows you to use your system as efficiently as possible. By only heating, say, the living room instead of the whole house, your system can perform without using as much energy.
Multiply that efficiency across each day, and before long you can save a significant amount of electricity or fuel in the Apple Valley area, which in turn leads to lower monthly utility cost benefits.
When a zoning system is installed correctly, it only uses the ductwork and units necessary for heating according to your zone setup. This often means that your system doesn’t have to work as long or as hard as a non-zoned HVAC setup. As a result, the lifespan of your equipment and ductwork can be extended over several years, with less need for maintenance and repair.
Remember, however, that you need a professionally installed system from someone experienced in setting up airflow and ducts for zoned systems, like Victory Heating & Air. For more information, contact us today.