Benefits of a Zoning System
I Most central air conditioning systems in Florida are controlled by a single thermostat which provides conditioned air to all rooms in your home simultaneously. However, when many of the rooms in the house are unoccupied, this single zone system is inefficient and wastes energy. Depending on the size and layout of your home, a zoning system can improve comfort and reduce energy costs. Read on to learn about the benefits of a zoning system and if it is the right solution for your Polk County home.
What is an AC Zoning System?
Essentially, a zoning system splits your home into two or more zones. Each zone has an individual thermostat for controlling the airflow through the ductwork and motorized dampers in the rooms. For example, if you have a two-story home, a two-zone system will allow you to independently control the heating and cooling for the upper and lower levels. So, when everyone is upstairs for the evening, you can adjust the thermostat setting to avoid wasting energy costs heating and cooling the unoccupied rooms downstairs. There are many other pretty cool benefits too.
Prolongs The Life of Your HVAC System
One of the biggest benefits of a zoning system is the longer lifespan of your air conditioning and heating system. Since a zoning system is only heating or cooling the occupied zones in your home, it reduces wear and tear on your AC, reducing repairs and prolonging its useful life. As a result, you will get more use from your A/C investment.
Do you have some rooms in the home that are warmer or cooler than others? This is a common problem in humid climates like here in Central Florida. With a zone system, you can adjust the thermostat so that family members or guests have the desired level of comfort in the bedroom, living room, or any other room in the house.
Reduces Energy Costs
Why waste energy cooling unoccupied living spaces in your home? A zoning system allows you to turn off the cooling (or heating) for unoccupied zones like a guest room or the upstairs bedrooms, so you don’t waste energy cooling the entire house. In addition, the reduced energy costs will put more money in your wallet.
More Control Over Cooling and Heating
Since each zone has its own thermostat, you have more control and flexibility over your home’s cooling and occasional heating needs. For example, some family members may prefer colder bedrooms at night than others. You can adjust the thermostat in each zone, giving family members or guests the ability to customize the level of comfort they desire.
Does My Home Need a Zoning System?
Typically, homes that are more than 1,800 square feet, have multiple levels, or want to provide conditioned air to additional living spaces like a converted garage, attic, or Florida room can benefit from an A/C zoning system.
We also have ductless mini-split systems that provide zone cooling and heating for homes or living spaces without air ducts. The trained and knowledgeable HVAC experts at Florida Air Express will provide a complete in-home evaluation to determine if a zoning system is the best solution for your home in Bartow, Winter Haven, Lakeland, and surrounding communities.