What is an HVAC Zone?

THERMOSTAT IN HOME

Heating and cooling your home is one of the most important elements to making it a comfortable and livable space. It’s also one of the largest contributors to monthly spend. Inefficient designs and poorly maintained equipment can add a sizable, unnecessary chunk to utility bills.

Considering the fact that most people only spend time in certain areas of the home, there’s also a lot of unnecessary strain being put on the system to maintain temperatures throughout the home. One way to alleviate this and create a modern, more effective HVAC system in your home is through zoning.

Benefits of HVAC Zoning

While the concept of zoning isn’t new, there are several new tools and systems that make it an especially great option for homes looking to conserve energy, lower utility bills and maintain balanced temperatures year round in their homes.

In a general sense, a zone is created by adding additional thermostats, dampers and duct work for areas of the house that have been sectioned off as a “zone.” The newly created zones can have different temperatures set and make it possible to keep the system from having to work hard to cool or heat infrequently used rooms – which reduces wear and tear.

Understanding the Issue

If you have that one room in your house or area that no one likes going to in the winter because it’s always cold, then you may be the experiencing what’s known as temperature imbalances. Eliminate these hot and cold spots in your home with zoning.

Other areas of the home like basements, sunrooms and those houses with high cathedral ceilings, can also find benefit in the ability to control room temperatures in this sectioned off manner.

Contact Arbor Energy!

With extreme and unpredictable Connecticut weather conditions, adding zones is the best option to gain control over your home’s HVAC system. Contact us using the form below to discuss your upgrade.

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