There are many ways homeowners can improve the comfort of their home and save money while doing it. One way is to add a zoning system to an existing forced-air cooling and heating set-up.
What Is a Zoning System?
One major obstacle in controlling a home’s temperature is that different conditions will affect the temperature in different rooms or floors. Some rooms will be warmer or colder than others due to appliances generating heat, being closer to duct vents, getting more sunlight or ventilation, or most common, just being on a higher level of the house. Occupants preferences can differ as well, with one person feeling comfortable at 78 degrees in the summer, while another likes it at 72.
The best solution for these issues is a zoning system, which allows you to distribute air throughout your home at different temperatures. For example, you can direct less cold air during the summer to rooms you rarely use and instead send more to your office or living room.
Why Add a Zoning System
The two big benefits when you add a zoning system are better comfort and lower energy bills. By being able to control which zones get the most air, you’ll never be uncomfortable due to uneven temperature distribution in your home. Secondly, by not heating and cooling parts of your home unnecessarily, you’ll reduce the amount of energy you use.
Another benefit to consider is that zoning systems work well with programmable thermostats, allowing you to schedule settings in advance for each zone in your home. This helps you save even more money on your energy bills and maximize your comfort.
There are quite a few options for how to configure a zoning system for maximum benefit, which is why you should consult with an HVAC professional. To discuss a zoning system for your Kansas City area home, please contact us at at Overland Park Heating & Coolingand schedule an appointment.
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