When we talk about forced air zoning we typically tie it to our 4 C’s.
Comfort is obviously number 1 here. What is the reason we put heating and air conditioning in our homes and offices in the first place? So people stay comfortable! Going back almost 50 years ago when ZONEFIRST invented HVAC Zoning, the main focus was how can we make it even more comfortable.
HVAC Zoning allows you to control your comfort in every room or “zone” of your home or office. If you’re too hot or too cold, just simply adjust the thermostat to your comfort level and everything else is automatic.
Convenience is our second C. Having a thermostat in every zone of your home or office is extremely convenient. Most houses that are not zoned will have a central thermostat located in a downstairs hallway. That’s great for the hallway, however what about the living areas that are occupied more often?
Some houses only have 1 thermostat all together. So in the middle of the night when you are cold, you might have to walk downstairs to change the temperature. You can throw convenience and comfort out the window if that’s the case.
Conservation. With energy bills on the rise, more homeowners are looking for ways to go “green” or save on energy. Zoning is a great way to decrease your monthly energy bills. Studies even show, adding zoning to your existing HVAC system can save you up to 30% on your monthly utility bill! How? With zoning you can shut off rooms that are not being occupied. This way you’re not wasting heat or AC on rooms that no one is in.
Common Sense is our last C and probably the one that is overlooked the most. We mention common sense for the simple fact that adding zoning to any HVAC system will increase your comfort, add convenience and save on energy bills.
Imagine being able to keep every employee in your office comfortable and happy. The less they complain about the temperature, the more work gets done. Think about it.
Most homes stay hot upstairs and cool downstairs. Wouldn’t you like to control the temperature upstairs and downstairs at the same time. Now you can by adding zoning without adding any other heating or cooling equipment.