Houston, Texas, homeowners know how important climate control is, especially during Houston’s hot summers. Zoning is a great choice for homeowners who still want all the benefit of running their system but with improved energy efficiency. Here are three ways that zoning can help improve your home efficiency and keep those utility bills down.
The main function of zoning is to control the flow of air. A zoning system is a series of dampers that direct air to where it’s needed most. By allowing control over the flow of air, zoning lets you reduce airflow to certain parts of the house that may not have high usage and therefore don’t really need to be cooled or heated. By not cooling those spaces, you save money since your HVAC unit doesn’t have to process as much air.
Each of your different zoning areas is controlled by an individual thermostat. This allows a significant amount of control over the temperature in different areas of your home. If you have several rooms that are never used, you can keep those together as a unique zone and set that zone’s temperature via its own thermostat. This also helps if you have family members who prefer their room frigid and others who like their room a little warmer.
Minimize Energy Loss
Energy loss can drive up your utility bills and reduce home efficiency. Common causes of energy loss include large windows and cathedral ceilings. Zoning can reduce airflow to areas that suffer the most from energy loss and therefore improve your home’s efficiency. Alternatively, if this energy loss leads to certain rooms being hotter than they should be, you can direct more airflow to them when they are in use and less when they aren’t.
If you’d like to see whether zoning can work for you, the experts at Davis AC can help you make that decision. Set up a consultation with us by calling 888-710-5530 today!
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