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Is Installing a Zoning System in My Home a Good Way to Save on Electricity?

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Monday, February 27, 2017
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Are you looking to up your energy efficiency game this year? There are no perfect ways to become 100% energy efficient, but there are some simple solutions that can move you in that direction, including a zoning system for your home heating and cooling. Becoming more energy efficient is great for the planet, but it’s also great for your electricity bill. Here’s what you need to know about a zoning system for your HVAC system.

What Is a Zoned System?

A zoned HVAC system is one that allows you to set different temperatures for different areas or zones in your home. This allows you to customize the way you heat and cool rooms that get more or less use, or to customize the temperature for different comfort levels.

How Does Zoning Work?

Imagine that all of your sinks and faucets were on a central switch. Every time you turn one on, you turn them all on. That would waste an enormous amount of water. That’s what happens when your home is all controlled by one central thermostat and one temperature setting.

Zoning works by using a damper system in your ducts that open and close depending on the temperature setting in a particular zone. There will be different thermostats for each zone you create in your home, and each of those is connected to a central control panel that allows you to set each thermostat how you want it. 

How Does Zoning Save Electricity?

By setting different areas of your home to different temperatures, you can reduce the amount you heat or cool large sections of your hose, which will use less energy. You can keep bedrooms or unused areas cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer, while setting your most-used rooms to a more comfortable temperature. This means you won’t have to heat or cool the entire house.

There are many ways to help you save money on your utility bills by using less energy. When you’re ready to talk about ways to use less electricity and increase the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning to help you get started.