Save Money and Energy with a Zoning System

Save Money and Energy with a Zoning SystemDealing with annoying cold spots in your south Texas home? Normally, that often means heating up your entire home, even if there are only one or two spots that need heat. In the meantime, you could be wasting money and energy. Zoning systems help cut that waste by providing a more efficient way to heat and cool your home.

How Zoning Systems Work

Unlike a typical central HVAC system that uses a single thermostat for your entire home, a zoning system divides your home into multiple zones, each using its own individual thermostat. The thermostats monitor and control each zone by opening or closing a series of dampers within the HVAC ductwork. This allows a zoned system to control indoor temperatures on a room-by-room basis.

This means you can selectively heat and cool portions of your home according to your comfort level. For example, you don’t have to waste heat or air conditioning on empty or seldom-occupied rooms. Instead, you can use your thermostat settings to close the damper for that particular area.

How Zoning Systems Help You Save

When used properly, zoning systems not only offer precise control of your home’s climate, but you’ll also save money on your energy bills. A zoned HVAC system can save you up to 30 percent on your heating and cooling bills, according to recent information from the U.S. Department of Energy. Considering how heating and cooling makes up approximately 40 percent of a typical household’s utility costs, zoning systems can offer tremendous savings in the long run.

To learn more about how a zoning system benefits your south Texas home, turn to the professionals at CCAC. Contact us today for all of your climate control needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about zoning systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.

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