As a homeowner suffering through another hot and humid Maryland summer, energy efficiency is sure to be on your mind. If it isn’t now, it sure will be come your next energy bill. During the summer, well over half of your total energy costs are associated with cooling your home. Yikes! Fortunately, there are several ways to improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, including home zoning, a revolutionary new way to think about heating and cooling.
What is Home Zoning? How Does it Affect Heating and Cooling?
Let’s be honest. Different areas of your home have different heating and cooling requirements. The basement is naturally cooler and thus requires less air conditioning throughout the summer and more heat come winter. The second floor, meanwhile, is closer to the roof and is naturally warmer, thus requiring more cooling during the summer, but less heat come winter. And the main floor falls somewhere in the middle. Several uniquely different areas of your home, each with uniquely different heating and cooling requirements. So why are you handcuffed with one thermostat to control your main floor, basement, and second floor?
Home zoning is a practice that divides your home into separate comfort areas, or “zones,” each with its own thermostat to increase comfort as well as energy efficiency. This allows a homeowner to control each zone independently of the next.
How Does Home Zoning Work?
Home zoning systems use thermostatically controlled dampers in the ductwork that open and close to regulate air flow based on each zone’s temperature settings. It’s a pretty simple system that produces some pretty sophisticated results. Homeowners can save up to 33% on their energy bills when zoning is combined with programmable thermostats.
Is Home Zoning Right for You?
Home zoning is not expensive to install, but does require careful designing to ensure efficient operation. This is where Fresh Air Concepts can help. Give us a call today at 1-800-708-4FAC to discuss the possibilities of home zoning. One of our technicians will be more than happy to discuss your options and give you a better understanding of how this new technology can transform the way heat and cool your home.
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