Pleasing everyone in a household is often difficult, especially in terms of the temperature. In most households, everyone has a different idea of what is “comfortable.” It seems like someone is always too hot or too cold! A zoned HVAC system allows you to set a different temperature for each zone or region, keeping everyone comfortable and happy. When deciding whether to install a zoned system in your home, it’s important to know the pros, the cons, and the costs associated with this type of system.
First of all, let’s discuss how a zoned system works. This will give you an idea of what’s involved to install one. A zoned system works with your HVAC system’s ductwork, distributing air to various zones throughout your home. It’s controlled by thermostats in each area so individuals can set the temperature to their liking. The cooling (or heating) output in each room, or “zone,” is controlled using individual dampers in the ductwork which are controlled by the thermostats.
Obviously, comfort is a huge advantage with a zoned system. Occupants are able to call for a particular temperature in one region while others can choose a different temperature in other parts of the house.
There are also advantages to having a zoned system in your home beyond just comfort. These systems help you to reduce your energy consumption. You can cool (or heat) only the rooms you’re occupying, allowing you to save energy. Why waste energy cooling (or heating) parts of your home which aren’t being using very often?
Another advantage is the cost savings you’ll enjoy. It just makes “cents” (pun intended) that reducing
your energy consumption will also lower your monthly energy bills. It’s just like turning lights off in a room you’re not using. You can ensure greater comfort in the rooms you actually use while saving money!
One downside to zoning is the increased cost of installation. You will need more equipment and a more complex duct system, which means a higher upfront expense. And with more equipment involved, there’s a greater chance of a potential break down.
Finally, the cost of adding a zoned system to your home will depend upon a number of variables including the size of your home, your existing HVAC system, the number of zones needed, and if you are replacing or supplementing your current system. A professional HVAC technician can determine the cost of installing a zoned system in your Orlando area home by considering these and a few other factors.
Orlando’s HVAC Experts
At Rainaldi Home Services, our HVAC experts provide free estimates and are happy to answer all of your HVAC questions. We want you to have a home comfort system that provides you with just that … comfort! Contact us at (407) 413-9795 or schedule online.