Many homeowners are wasting tons of money heating and cooling their homes and they don’t even realize it. The use of zoning systems in your Asheville area home can help you save both energy and money by providing unique control over your home’s temperature.
Zoning systems: the future of heating and cooling
These systems have actually been around for quite some time, but many people don’t even know they exist. How they work is both simple and ingenious. You start with a central controller that’s hooked to a number of “zones” that you’ve designated throughout your house, each with its own separate thermostat. Each zone is a collection of rooms, or a single room, for which you would like to have temperature control. Using the central controller, you can raise or lower the temperature within each zone.
Because no two people or rooms are the same
It’s common for different persons to have varying comfort levels. You may get colder more easily than your spouse or child, or you may be prone to heat during certain times of the year. But even more than that, rooms each have a different comfort level. For example, if your home has two floors, the upper level will warm up faster than the lower level. The same is true with individual rooms with windows that face the sun at some point during the day.
In a traditional setup, you would need to raise or lower the temperature of the entire house at the same time. This presents a problem when members of your family are in different rooms, but it also creates a waste of energy if everyone is located in only one or two areas of your home. By focusing on individual areas of your home, zoning systems allow you to keep your energy expenditure and costs under much better control.
If you would like further assistance with zoning systems, or for questions regarding home comfort, please don’t hesitate to contact the experts 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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