HVAC zoning systems allow you to have precise control throughout your entire home. With a zone air conditioning system, your home is cooled based on areas in use, which is much more energy efficient than cooling your whole house with a central heating and air conditioning system. Depending on how you set up the system, zone AC can simply be split between upstairs and downstairs or you can break it down into even smaller zones if you choose. The benefits are numerous, but first, let’s take a look at how they work!
How does Zone Air Conditioning Systems Work?
Imagine if all of the lights in your house were controlled by one switch? Sure, you might turn them off when you’re ready to go to sleep or walk out the door, but whenever you’re home and need one room lit, every single light bulb in the house would turn on. Talk about an incredible waste of energy (and money). Not to mention that your light bulbs would wear out much faster, too.
Take that example and you’ll see how many homes (that aren’t zone controlled) are being heated and cooled. Every room, whether there’s someone in them or not, gets cooled equally. Zone air conditioning systems use a different thermostat for each individual zone. Because of this, you have the control over comfort levels and how much energy your home uses to heat and cool (ultimately saving on utility bills).
Benefits of Zone Air Conditioning
Install a zone air conditioning system and you’ll reap these really cool benefits:
Adjust the temperature of your rooms individually for ultimate customized control of your heating and cooling desires. She wants 75 degrees, he wants 72 degrees? No problem! You both get what you want with minimal fuss! Oh, and say goodbye to hot spots (that is, unless you desire them).
When your cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard or as long, you get a more energy efficient unit which equates to a happier environment! Now, that’s some HOT savings!
Lower Energy Bills
And when you get to lower your energy expenditure, your monthly bills will simultaneously decrease, too! Simply turn off your AC in unused areas of the house to give your bills a break. Plus, if you pair your zoned system with programmable thermostats, you could save up to 30 percent more on heating and cooling costs.
Less wear and tear on your system means less risk of a breakdown. Over time, that results in an extended lifespan of your unit!
Time to Get in the Zone
Any New Jersey home could benefit from installing zoning system, but homes with certain architectural features often see the biggest energy savings. These include: cathedral ceilings, above-garage rooms, homes with a lot of large windows, basement or attic living spaces, sunrooms, or a home with multiple stories.
When it’s time to upgrade your HVAC system or if you are building a new house, consider customizable, energy-efficient zone air conditioning. If you are interested in this or would like to learn more, please call the home comfort specialists at Lawes at 732-741-6300.