January 31, 2019 Uncategorized

Are you looking for an effective way to lower your energy usage while accurately controlling the temperature in every room in your home?

Advancements in technology allow you to give you greater control over your home’s temperature by dividing it into specific zones. With a zoned HVAC system, every room has its own thermostat that lets you set the temperature according to your preferences.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is an experienced and licensed HVAC company in Shakopee MN that can help you create an HVAC zoned home.

Overview

An HVAC zoning system (also known as “zoned HVAC”) is a heating and cooling system that utilizes dampers in the ductwork to control and redirect air to specific areas of the home. This allows for the creation of customized temperature zones throughout the home for improved comfort and energy-efficiency.

Your thermostat is then responsible for monitoring temperatures throughout the house and controlling those preset zones. You will need a system with multiple sensors, as you will maintain temperatures independently in every zone.

How Zoning Works

The first thing you need to do is to identify each zone since a zoned system works best in homes with homes with clearly identified rooms. For homes with an open floor plan, you should regard open areas as a single zone. Closed areas such as bedrooms and study rooms can be zoned separately.

To maximize your system’s energy-efficiency, you need to determine how you will manage the temperatures in each zone. A programmable thermostat can be used to preset temperatures that vary based on the time of the day and the day of the week. Also, a smart thermostat has the ability to automatically heat or cool the room based on its activity level.

Is Zoning For Me?

Almost every home can benefit from a zoned HVAC system. That’s because most houses have a room that’s always too hot or too cold, and family members with varying temperature preferences. Zoning systems allow you to address those different comfort needs, while also helping you save energy in the process.

With a conventional setup, you will always have a room that’s either too hot or too cold. This is a common issue in most homes since not everyone in the family has the same temperature preference.

If you have rooms that are rarely occupied such as a guest room, an attic, or a basement, HVAC zoning can help you significantly lower your utility costs. Why spend on heating or cooling unused rooms when you have the option to only consume energy in the rooms you actually use?

Are you building a new home? Zoning is perfect for those who have plans or currently building a new home because it can be easily linked to the existing blueprint. On the other hand, if you’re adding rooms to a home that has existing ductwork, you may need additional work to accommodate the new system.

Those who have homes with multiple levels will also enjoy the advantages of having a zoned HVAC system. Since hot air typically rises, controlling the temperature is much more challenging than the rooms in the lower level. Zoning can fix this issue by providing an individual thermostat to your upper level and lower level rooms.

Benefits of HVAC Zoning

By properly installing your zoning system, you can expect lower monthly energy bills since you will no longer have to waste energy on rooms that are unoccupied.

Since the system will only heat or cool the rooms you actually use, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to meet your temperature preferences throughout the home. Only those areas you use will receive heated or cooled air. This will significantly extend the life of your HVAC system by reducing its wear and tear.

Zoning systems are compatible with programmable and smart thermostats that allow you to take control of your HVAC system without having to be physically near the unit just to make adjustments.

Learn More About HVAC Zoning With the Experts

For more information about HVAC zoning, call Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer a variety of zoning systems designed to give you greater control over your indoor temperatures. Our technicians are factory-trained and certified to install even the latest HVAC systems. We can ensure you that every system we install adheres to the manufacturer’s specifications. We are your trusted Burnsville heating and air conditioning contractor serving you for over 40 years.