Residents in Rogers, Arkansas rely on their HVAC systems to maintain a comfortable home year round. If reducing HVAC costs is important to you, zoning may be a very effective method to balance your comfort and energy costs.
What Is Zoning?
It works by monitoring and responding to the temperature in different areas of your house by separating them into different zones, rather than focusing on the house as a whole. Temperature control is typically managed by one centrally located thermostat. With a traditional system, one thermostat is set to either heating or cooling. The warm or cool is delivered to every room in the house.
Temperature zoning can control just one room or several rooms in your home. Zones in your house will depend on the layout of your house and your specific needs. For example, you can set up a first-floor zone where you spend most of your time and a second-floor zone that receives less heat or AC during the day.
How Is Zoning Achieved In Your House?
There are two general options. Some centralized HVAC units can use multiple intelligent thermostats that control motorized dampers. When a zone thermostat activates, the system automatically adjusts dampers to control the amount of heat or AC to that zone. Another option is a multi-split ductless system that has individual thermostat-controlled circulating units in select rooms so heat and AC are delivered only when required by the room.
How Does Temperature Zoning Benefit You?
The benefits of temperature zoning include better comfort with greater efficiency and lower costs. It can help reduce cycling of your HVAC system to reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system and reduce unplanned service costs.
Is zoning the right solution to your comfort and savings goals? Contact George’s Refrigeration & Heating at (479) 636-1470 to learn more.
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