In some homes the temperature levels throughout the living space can either be too hot or too cold. If you live in a home that experiences typical “hot and cold” spots, you might want to consider buying a zoning system. Zoning systems are devices that allow you to control the temperature of a certain “zone” — or area — in your home. They are excellent at minmizing “hot and cold” spots, optimizing the comfort level in your home and help you lower your monthly utility bills.
Zoning systems divide your home into different sections that can be controlled by a individual thermostats for each zone. The thermostat gives you the ability to set each zone to a temperature level you want. Zoning systems work with your HVAC equipment by controlling dampers that adjust the temperature for each zone.
With the ability to control the temperature of each zone, you can turn off zones in your home that aren’t being used and redirect the rest of that energy to the room or zone you are using. This could save you energy and reduce your monthly utility bills as much as 30 percent.
Zoning systems work well in households that have fluctuating temperatures throughout the different rooms in the home. A zoning system improves the overall efficiency of your A/C system by allowing you to dictate where the hot/cold air will go. Also, since there are some areas of your home that won’t need to be heated/cooled, the proper use of a zoning system could enable you to use a smaller-sized unit and still receive efficient comfort levels. Smaller units are usually lower in price, and easier to install and maintain, allowing you to save even more money.
Zoning systems are excellent options for those of you who are looking for ways to save money and increase the comfort level in your home. For further information on zoning systems and how you can improve your home’s comfort level, contact the professionals at Overland Park Heating & Cooling.
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