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How Zoning Can Save You Money

Chris Helms - Thursday, April 23, 2015

How can I improve the energy efficiency of my heating and cooling system?


Energy efficiency is important to a lot of people who want to maintain their level of comfort, but also save money on their utility bills. There are many changes you could make to work toward a more energy efficient home, and zoning is one of them.

Getting the Most Out of Your HVAC System

Our heating and cooling systems typically account for the largest chunk of our monthly utility bills. Unfortunately, even though most of us know this, we still tend to waste a lot of energy heating and cooling our homes. We’re not taking advantage of ways to improve the efficiency and decrease the energy loss.

What Is Zoning?

Zoning is a way of customizing the heating or cooling in different areas, or zones, of your home. You can set it to only heat or cool specific areas of your home that are in use, that don’t get as much sun or shade, or requiring different comfort levels. It’s highly customizable and versatile to meet your unique needs and preferences.

How Does Zoning Work?

Zoning works by allowing you to set each zone separately with its own thermostat. You can set or program each thermostat to adjust according to your desired temperature. In a central ducted system, the thermostats will be wired into a central control panel that will open and close ducts to control the heating and cooling in those different zones. With smaller systems, such as split systems, you can do this manually by adjusting and programming the settings to make each room its own zone.

How Does It Save Money?

By only using the energy you need with zoning, your utility bills will naturally go down. Most of the time, we end up heating or cooling our whole house when in fact we only need to focus on smaller areas we use frequently. Zoning allows us to customize our temperature by area which then uses less energy, resulting in lower utility bills.

To learn more about how zoning can impact your energy efficiency, call Helms Heating and Air Conditioning at 877-GO-HELMS.