Zone control lessens workload on furnace and air conditioner

My house is rather large.

The upstairs is divided up into lots of smaller bedrooms while the downstairs is a very open floor plan.

The ceilings are high and there’s big windows. Some areas of the house are shaded by large trees while others are exposed to afternoon sunlight. The house has proven difficult to temperature control. Certain rooms tend to feel chilly in the winter and overheated in the summer. There are plenty of areas that are rarely occupied. I was spending a fortune on my year round utility bills. The furnace and air conditioner seemed to be running constantly. I finally consulted with a local HVAC contractor about upgrading to zone control. The process was not as difficult, invasive or expensive as I expected. The contractor installed a series of valves into the ductwork that direct airflow to the individual rooms. We also added independent thermostats in each zone. I’m now able to cater the temperature in each space to personal preference and requirements. I can minimize energy use in the rooms we aren’t using. I’ve not only noticed a significant savings on monthly gas and electric bills, but the house is far more comfortable. The reduced wear and tear on the furnace and air conditioner should provide greater reliability and system longevity. I really like that the thermostats all connect to a central hub and allow wifi connectivity. I’m able to make changes to settings through an app on my phone. I can even customize the operation of air quality accessories such as our whole-home humidifier.

 

 

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