All About Zoning Your HVAC System

Zoning for your HVAC system lets you control the temperature of each area or zone in your Fredericksburg, Virginia, home with a different thermostat. That way, you won’t have to heat or cool unoccupied areas. Also, a family member can adjust the temperature of the room that he or she is using without making other people in the house too hot or too cold. Two main types of zoning are available, and they can both save energy and make your home more comfortable.

Types of Zoning

Traditional zoning systems, also called zone control systems or whole-home zoning systems, use special dampers in your ductwork to send hot or cold air to different zones. These systems are more efficient than closing the vents in rooms because they redirect air instead of blocking it. Ductless HVAC systems often have zoning capabilities as well. Instead of ductwork, a small conduit connects one or more indoor units to an outdoor heater or air conditioner. All the indoor units have their own thermostat, and you can control them with a central thermostat.

Energy Savings

Both types of zoning save energy and lower your utility bills. Since your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard, it will last longer. A ductless system also eliminates the risk of leaks in your ductwork, but installing dampers in your ducts is usually more affordable than replacing your entire HVAC system. However, a ductless heater or air conditioner is an excellent choice if you need a new system. Your installer will seal any unused ducts to help save energy.

A More Comfortable Home

Zoning can help you get rid of warm or drafty spots in your home. It also keeps dust, dirt, pollen, mold, and other pollutants from spreading through your home as quickly as they could in a system without zoning.

Custom/Design Heating & Air Conditioning has over 30 years of HVAC experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of equipment. Call us at (540) 602-4119 for outstanding service.

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