What is a zoned HVAC system?
While a traditional HVAC system has one thermostat responsible for achieving the desired temperature throughout the entire house, a zoned system involves multiple thermostats that control different parts of the home independently. For example, the first and second floors could be two different zones controlled by different thermostats.
Who can benefit from a zoned HVAC system?
The types of homes that can benefit from a zoned system are ones that have multiple floors, high ceilings, large floorplans, large windows or rooms that often are unused. If you happen to have family members who argue about what temperature to keep the thermostat set on, a zoned system might be a good option for you.
Zoned HVAC System Benefits
Prevents uneven heating and cooling
With a traditional HVAC system, you may experience uneven heating and cooling, where parts of your house cool or heat quicker than others. A zoned system divides up the home to prevent this problem.
Although the initial cost of installing a zoned system may be more than a traditional system, you will save money in the long-run on utility bills. With a zoned system, you can shut off parts or rooms of the house that aren’t being used. By not having to heat and cool the entire home all the time, your system runs more efficiently and uses less energy. In fact, zoned systems have historically saved customers up to 30% annually on energy bills!
Extends equipment life
Since your HVAC system isn’t moving air or heat throughout the entire home at all times, it doesn’t have to work as hard. This can lengthen the lifetime of your unit.
With just one thermostat, the temperature in different rooms is likely going vary and may even be uncomfortable. A zoned system allows you to achieve a greater level of comfort throughout your entire home by allowing you to choose exactly what you’d like the temperature to be in each zone.
With a traditional system, you only have one thermostat. It’s most likely located on the lower level. So, in the middle of the night when you are hot or cold, you have to get up, walk downstairs and change the temperature. With a zoned system, you will most likely have a thermostat closer to your bedroom.
Are you ready to switch to a zoned HVAC system in the Akron or Canton, Ohio area? Call the experts at Crown Group Ohio for a free quote!