Perhaps you’ve heard the word zoning in relation to heating and cooling systems, and you’re wondering what it is and if it’s the right choice for your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home. Climate Control Company is here to help you understand the term and learn more about the advantages.
Custom temperature control
Zoning controls are an effective way to eliminate hot and cold spots. The home is divided into zones with each one having its own thermostat which is linked to a central control panel. The control panel activates dampers that are part of the HVAC ductwork. More heating or cooling is directed to each zone based on individual demand.
Who should consider zoned systems?
Zoning will make almost any home more comfortable, but it is especially ideal for multi-story houses that have these features:
- Finished living space in attics or basements
- Vaulted or cathedral ceilings
- Picture windows or bay windows
- Extra-large rooms
- Spare rooms or guest rooms that are not used most of the time
How many zones?
To a large degree this depends on the home’s design and how many rooms are typically in use. For some it’s as simple as having one zone for the ground floor and another zone for the 2nd floor. Or a single room can be its own zone.
What are the benefits?
Comfort and convenience are at the top of the list. The zoning controls allow everyone to enjoy custom temperature control in their favorite rooms.
More energy savings because it’s easier to match temperature control to occupancy. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates HVAC zoning can cut typical heating and cooling bills up to 30%.
Improved indoor air quality is also possible. Because air is diverted to different areas, zoning can limit the spread of pollen, dust, and pet dander throughout the entire house.
Ready to learn more?
Climate Control Company is here to help. We will explain the type of zoning and controls available for the heating and cooling system in your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home and why zoning can be a great investment when it comes to home value. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information like this.