Zoning Systems: With the Right Planning, You Can Reduce Wasted Energy
We all want to save energy and money. Many homeowners have discovered the great benefits to be had from zoning systems. If you’re looking for ways to cut costs and reduce energy expenditure in your Asheville area home, perhaps this type of heating and cooling setup would be right for you.
Traditional HVAC systems waste a lot of energy
In regards to central heating and air, which is usually preferable when you’re a homeowner, the majority of homes utilize a traditional setup. With this type of heating and cooling, there’s one thermostat that controls the temperature of the entire home. Unfortunately, this is a very inefficient way to heat or cool your home.
Your house is full of different rooms, each with different needs. If you have more than one story, for example, the upper floor will typically be warmer. This means that if you’re upstairs and trying to stay cool during the summer, your system will have to work hard to cool off not only the room you’re in, but the entire house. And when you consider the fact that you’re utilizing so much energy to heat or cool only one or two occupied rooms, the waste of energy is obvious.
Zoning systems offer an energy-efficient alternative
Zoning systems allow you to split your home into a series of “zones,” each with its own thermostat. Each thermostat can be set to individual settings, allowing you to take a room’s location, structure and occupants into account. As you can imagine, this can greatly reduce wasted energy. By only utilizing certain thermostats at once and assigning those thermostats a desired temperature that shuts off that specific unit once it’s been reached, you’ll use less energy without circumventing comfort.
For more expert advice about zoning systems, or for questions relating to home comfort, please contact the friendly professionals at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air. We serve the HVAC needs of Asheville and its surrounding areas.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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