How to Make Hot or Cold Spots in Your Home More Comfortable
Not only are hot and cold spots uncomfortable, but they also waste money. If you’re spending a summer afternoon in a room that’s also a hot spot, you’ll probably crank up the AC to keep cool. Meanwhile, the rest of the house is colder than necessary. This is frustrating and expensive, but there is a solution, and it’s called zoning.
What Is HVAC Zoning?
Central heating and cooling is all-or-nothing. You set the thermostat, and the whole house assumes that temperature. If your crew is chilling in the family room on a particularly hot Savannah Saturday, and the AC is cranked up for maximum family room comfort, your entire house is just as comfortable, even though only the cats are there to enjoy it.
Zoning Is Intelligent Heating and Cooling
Imagine how much money you could save on utility bills with a comfortably cool family room that doesn’t demand AC output in all the other rooms as well. The savings would be significant, and your air conditioner wouldn’t have to work very hard. If you add programmable thermostats to a zoned system, you could save up to 30 percent on energy costs.
How Zoned HVAC Works
Each room or zone has a thermostat of its own. Your HVAC contractor will install dampers near the air supply vents or in the ducts serving each zone. The individual thermostats are connected to a master control panel that syncs each thermostat’s temperature setting with the damper in that zone and with the air conditioner or furnace. Say goodbye to hot and cold spots; with zoning, you’re calling the shots.
Zoning is not difficult to install. In fact, you could be saving money and enjoying custom comfort in your Savannah, GA, home within a few days. To schedule a no-cost zoning installation consultation, visit Bolton Air or call (912) 436-3440 for all the details.