Condition Areas of Your Home Separately by Upgrading to a Zoning System
There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about upgrading to a zoning system, and many homeowners are making the change. The reason comes down to two simple concepts: temperature control and energy savings. If you’re ever considered an upgrade, this might just be the discussion that pushes you over the edge.
A Simple Explanation of Zoning
Zoning is so simple and brilliant, yet many people don’t even know it exists. The system consists of a number of thermostats, all controlled by a central unit. Your home is divided into sections, labeled as “zones,” whether it’s a single room or a collection of rooms in close proximity of each other. Once the rooms are assigned to a zone, you can make individual adjustments to the temperature in each.
Better Control Over Comfort
First and foremost, this added control over individual temperatures allows for better control over your home’s comfort level. Do you and your children have differences in opinion over the perfect temperature? Do you have a two-story home, where the second floor is traditionally warmer? Do you have design considerations such as vaulted ceilings or huge glass windows that often alter the temperature of a given room? By assigning different thermostat thresholds throughout your home, all rooms can enjoy the optimal comfort level.
Increased comfort is only one of part of the equation. Another huge advantage is the money you’ll save every month. Traditional cooling and heating setups are practically dinosaurs in the way they function, because in order to condition even a single room, your entire home must be treated. This astounding waste of energy has been corrected with the advent of zoning systems. Now you can concentrate your cooling or heating efforts on only specific areas, which means the system will be running less and using a fraction of the energy.
For more advice about upgrading to a zoning system or if you have any other home comfort questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the experts at HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited. We currently serve Fairfax, Alexandria, Springfield, Lorton and the surrounding communities.