The Benefits of HVAC Zoning
During the hot summer days here in Florida, you may find it difficult to keep the temperature in your home balanced. Whether you have a sitting room that is exposed to large amounts of sunlight and never stays cool or a room that is always too cold, you may be wondering how to find a balance in temperatures. This problem stems from a traditional HVAC system that uses one thermostat to regulate the temperature of your entire home. With traditional HVAC systems, you may find yourself turning the AC up too high or too low to accommodate that one area of your home that doesn’t maintain the same temperature as other rooms, which can also increase your bill.
Zoning systems, unlike traditional HVAC systems, allow for you to regulate temperatures in different rooms of your home or business. Typically with zoning systems, there are two or more thermostats placed in your home or business. These systems are commonly used in businesses or homes with multiple levels, rooms with high ceilings, home add-ons, or larger floor plans.
Zoned HVAC systems are typically composed of dampers, temperature controls for each zone, and a control panel. Dampers serve as a regulator that controls how much air passes through the ductwork at a time and redirects the airflow to needed areas in a room. Based on the set temperature on the temperature controller, it then communicates to the control panel which ducts to open to either cool or heat an area.
Other benefits that zoned HVAC systems offer when it comes to your home or business include:
Zoning systems allow for you to set precise temperatures in different areas of your home, therefore you are no longer overcooling or overheating. The ability to control temperatures by zones helps reduce your monthly energy bills.
With the ability to control temperatures levels in different areas, you will be able to adjust to your liking.
Increased System Lifespan
Now that your HVAC system is only heating or cooling smaller zones it is no longer working as hard to maintain a balanced temperature, causing less wear and tear on HVAC parts.