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Can Zoning Work with Any Type of HVAC System?

Arianne Large - Thursday, June 23, 2016
HVAC Zoning Equipment

Energy efficiency is a big deal these days. Between trying to save money and trying to save the planet, we’re all trying to get in on the energy savings game. Zoning is a great way to make your HVAC system more energy efficient, but can zoning work with any type of HVAC system? Keep reading to get the answer to your questions.

What Is Zoning?

Zoning is a way of heating or cooling specific areas of your home more or less than other areas in order to more effectively and efficiently make your home comfortable. This allows you to use energy only where you need it and spend less on your utility bills.

Can Any System Be a Zoned System?

Technically speaking, only a zoned HVAC system can be called a zoned system. It’s made up of one central HVAC unit connected to a series of thermostats and dampers all connected by a central zone panel. The dampers open and close based on the settings on the control panel to heat or cool different areas of your house more than others. This is how it controls the different zones.

If a system isn’t built to be a zoned system, you may still be able to use zoning. If you have a split system for heating or cooling you can set them independently to control the temperature in different areas. An alternative, if you have an existing central heat or AC with the right kind of ducting, is to rework it to add zoning to the existing system.

Zoning is a savvy way to save money on your utility bills and use less energy because you’re only heating or cooling areas that are frequently used, and you can customize your settings. For more creative ways to increase energy efficiency in your HVAC system, reach out to the experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.