Benefits of a Multiple Zone HVAC System
If you are looking to take your HVAC system to the next level of comfort, you should consider installing a system that gives you more control over the temperature of your home. A multiple zone system does just that – it allows you to control the temperature in different “zones” in your home. Depending on how you set the system up, the zones can be simply be upstairs and downstairs, or you can break it down into even smaller zones if you choose. There are several benefits to installing a system like this in your home.
Even Temperature Throughout your Home
Temperatures can vary greatly throughout your home. There is always a room or two that is extra warm in the summer, even though the rest of your home seems to be the right temperature. This is often the case with two story homes – the top floor is warmer than the bottom floor. A multiple zone system will help even that out. Instead of one thermostat taking the temperature in one room, you can get air distributed in different amounts to make your entire home a steady temperature. This will keep everyone more comfortable.
Comfort Where you Need It
Depending on where your home is and it’s sun exposure, you might run into the issue of having certain sun-facing rooms be much warmer than the rest of your home. This is another great benefit of zone control as it allows you to increase the air into those rooms without pumping a ton of cold air into the rest of your home. This will help keep those naturally warmer rooms a more constant, comfortable temperature, along with the rest of your home.
Isolate Unused Rooms to Save Energy
If you have a room that you don’t use as often as the rest of your home – like a basement, garage or den – you can create a separate zone for that room. This will allow you to only heat or cool it when you need it, helping you save money on your energy bill. For example, if you have a finished basement, but is usually only used to entertain, or is a guest suite for visitors, you can isolate that as a separate zone. When it’s not in use, you can keep turn the air off to that room, or keep it at a much more energy efficient temperature. However, when you do want to use it, you can easily turn on the heater or AC and get it to your desired temperature.
Installing a system to control different zones of your home can make your home much more comfortable and can also save you a lot of money on your energy bills. If you are interested in this or would like to learn more, please give us a call at 800-994-2577. We would love to help you in any way we can!