3 Ways HVAC Zoning Saves You Money
Living in Colorado, we all know the drill.
Sweltering summers and chilly winters, with endless debates over the thermostat setting. But what if you could control the temperature in different parts of your home independently, saving money and avoiding family feuds over a few degrees?
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What Is HVAC Zoning?
A conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system only allows you to set one temperature for your entire home. A zone control system allows you to control the temperature in different parts of your home.
ENERGY STAR® estimates that almost half of your annual energy bills go toward heating and cooling your home. Finding ways to reduce those costs can make a significant difference in your household budget!
How Does Zoned Heating and Cooling Work?
A zone control system divides your home into designated areas, each managed by independent thermostats and motorized dampers in the ductwork. A central control board opens and closes the dampers.
These dampers regulate airflow, directing conditioned air specifically to the zones requiring it.
Where Does HVAC Zoning Work Best?
Homes with rooms that are rarely used and need less cooling or heating than other areas are good candidates for zone control systems. You should also consider HVAC zoning for homes with concrete slab foundations, large windows, multiple stories, high ceilings, or finished rooms in the attic or basement.
You can designate one room or an entire floor as a zoned area. You can designate as many zones as you see fit in your Denver home.
3 Ways You Can Save Money Through HVAC Zoning
Here are three ways that zoning can lower your energy bills:
- Say goodbye to wasted energy: Why heat or cool an empty guest room or a rarely used basement? With zoning, you can divide your home into separate zones controlled by individual thermostats. During the day, keep the bedrooms at a balmy 75°F while cranking the AC down in the living room where everyone’s gathered.
Come bedtime, adjust the bedroom zones for that perfect sleep temperature, leaving the rest of the house a little cooler.
This targeted temperature control means your HVAC system isn’t working overtime trying to cool a whole house that’s mostly empty. You’ll see that reflected in your energy bills, especially in those months when your furnace or AC is running nonstop.
- Enjoy customized comfort: Forget the thermostat battles! Zoning lets everyone personalize their comfort. Designate a cooler zone for your workout room and a warmer one for the library. Zoning also works wonders for homes with sunrooms or large windows that heat up quickly. Simply adjust the zone to minimize unwanted heat gain and keep your living space comfortable.
- Zoning extends your equipment’s service life: Zoning isn’t just about saving money; it’s about being smart with your resources. By targeting your heating and cooling where it’s needed, your HVAC system experiences less wear and tear.
Less running translates to an extended life span and potentially lower repair costs down the line.
Additionally, zoning systems often come with programmable features, allowing you to automate temperature adjustments based on occupancy and schedules. Doing so further optimizes energy use and adds a layer of convenience to your climate control.
HVAC Zoning in Colorado
Of course, whether zoning is right for you depends on your home’s layout, HVAC system, and budget. But for Colorado homeowners seeking comfort, efficiency, and cost savings, it’s definitely worth considering.
Visit our Colorado directory and talk to a qualified Bryant dealer to explore your options and see if zoning can unlock a whole new level of cozy convenience in your Denver home.