Zoned Heating, Cooling and HVAC Systems in San Diego & Southern Riverside County, CA
Zoned heating and cooling systems are much like a traditional heating and cooling system, but with a distinct difference – instead of forcing air into all rooms of the home when the system is running, the system is “zoned” and equipped with several thermostats.
Zoning the heating and cooling system allows you to heat and cool different areas of your home independently so maximum air is pushed to where it is needed most. This cuts down on energy waste and creates a more comfortable living environment for all.
Action Air provides zoned heating, cooling and HVAC system installation in the San Diego, CA area including Southern Riverside County
How Do Zoned Heating and Cooling Systems Work?
Zoned heating and cooling systems work by having dampers installed in your home’s ductwork that open and close as needed depending on the temperature setting in each “zone” in your home. This requires the use of multiple thermostats – one for each zone – and an HVAC system that is capable of zoning.
When a zone is above or below the desired temperature, the dampers open to allow air to flow. Conversely, if the temperature in a zone is adequate, the dampers close. This saves energy and maximizes comfort in the zones of the house that need heating or cooling.
Benefits of Zoned Heating and Cooling Systems
There are several advantages to installing a zoned heating or cooling system in your home, but the two most notable are:
- Decreased home energy costs – A zoned heating and cooling system increases the efficiency of any heating and air conditioning system and can decrease heating and cooling costs by as much as thirty percent. Zoning your home allows you to set your system to more energy efficient temperature levels in rooms that are not being used.
- Increased home comfort – A typical HVAC system has only one thermostat to control the temperature of the entire house. In most homes, one centrally located thermostat cannot effectively control the temperature for the whole house. There are many factors that can influence the temperature of your home and they vary from room to room. For example, rooms with south facing windows generally will be warmer than north facing rooms, rooms with cathedral ceilings will require more conditioned air to influence the temperature than rooms without, and so on. A zoned system accounts for these temperature differences and allows each zone to change demand as necessary.
- Convenience – With several thermostats in the house, a zoning system allows you to set the temperature for the room you’re in without having to venture to another part of the house to make adjustments.
Our heating and cooling experts can tell you more about the benefits of installing a zoned heating and cooling system in your home. If you are interested in learning more about zoning your HVAC system, contact Action Air for a free consultation today!