Some modern heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems allow you to use zoning to heat and cool only specific areas of your home at a given time. Learn all about HVAC zoning, what it is, how it works, and how zoning your Emerson, Georgia, area home can save you money while keeping you comfortable all year.
What Is HVAC Zoning?
The basics of HVAC zoning are relatively simple. In many homes, your system is either on or off, engaging all vents at once. In zoning, you’re heating and cooling only those areas of the house that are currently in use. Think of it like turning out the lights in the kitchen when you head to the living room, only with your furnace and air conditioning system.
Will Zoning Cost Money?
Installing a zoning system in your house does carry some upfront cost. Angie’s List estimates that installing dual-level zoning — upstairs and down — to your house will cost roughly $2,500. Of course, the exact charges can vary based on where you live and the service you choose. Still, this can be a reasonable cost depending on the potential for savings you gain.
Saving Money With a Zoning System
In the long run, you will save quite a bit of money with a zoning system. Not only will your new system keep you comfortable all year long in the exact rooms you’re using, but it will also result in lower monthly energy bills. This is because you won’t be heating or cooling your entire home all the time. If you’re in the living room, you’ll control the temperature there. When it’s time to go to bed, flip to heating the bedroom.
In addition, this requires your system to do less work, which means it will result in less ongoing wear. This means your system will last longer and require fewer repairs over the course of its life.
For more information on zoning or to ask about having an HVAC zoning system installed in your Emerson home, contact E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning at 678-369-8866 today.
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