A look at HVAC Zoning for homeowners
“Comfort WHERE you need it and WHEN you need it is not only preferable,
it’s an expectation when it comes to energy efficiency and innovation.”
Have you ever . . .
Have you ever had to get up in the middle of the night and walk down the hall or even downstairs to adjust your thermostat to a more bearable temp? Perhaps your stat was set to a comfortably cool setting for watching TV in the den before bed, but now you find that your bedroom is either freezing or sweltering hot? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a thermostat right in your bedroom that controls the temperature of that sacred sleeping space to your liking? Thanks to the latest innovations in home heating and cooling, now you can!
Homeowners who are mindful of the environment (and their pocketbooks) might have already heard the latest buzz about “ZONING” (a.k.a. zoned heating and cooling systems.)
How does zoning work?
Zoning works similarly to light switches in your house. In the past, homes have been designed with a single, central HVAC unit that is completely controlled by ONE thermostat. That is like having one light-switch to light every room in your home at once. (Not-so-optimal, right?) Now consider the possibility of having multiple thermostats in multiple “zones” of your home. Just like light switches, your heating or cooling could be turned on/off or adjusted wherever you are in your home.
Will zoning work in my home?
If using an Ecojay SmartZone system, the answer to this question is likely YES. Ecojay offers solutions for new construction installation as well as retrofitting existing HVAC systems. You can use any thermostats that you like (even wireless).
Do I need zoning?
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Does your home have multiple rooms or areas?
- Do some areas ever get too hot or cold?
- Do you use some areas in your home more than others?
- Do you wish to avoid purchasing a 2nd HVAC system to accommodate a 2nd floor or additional space?
- Do you want to save money on heating and cooling your home?
- Do you want your home to be more energy efficient?
If you answered “yes” to ANY of these questions, your home is a perfect candidate for zoning.
What do I do now?
Go to www.ZoningSupply.com to read more articles about zoning or watch helpful videos. Customer support can help you find a qualified contractor in your area. They’ll be happy to come out and give you an estimate. Like many eco-friendly upgrades, your investment in zoning can quickly pay for itself by saving you as much as 30% on energy bills. (According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Once your zoning system is installed, enjoy your new-found comfort control as well as significant energy savings!