How a Zone Control System Will Save You Money

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How a Zone Control System Will Save You Money

If you’re seeking service for your “HVAC near me in Ravenswood,” you should call American Home Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been Chicagoland’s premier heating and cooling contractor since 1962, and we know how difficult it can be to get comfortable temperatures from room to room, especially in two-story or split-level homes or a home with additions.

The answer to the problem can be the installation of a zone control system in your home.

What is zoning?

Zoned temperature control can be a great way to heat and cool your home with incredible efficiency. With this type of temperature control, there are several thermostats placed throughout the home – rather than one central thermostat – that are wired to a control panel that works inside your system’s ductwork via a forced-air system.
The thermostats installed with our Carrier Infinity Zoning system will read the specific zone temperature and open and close dampers inside the ductwork to control the temperature in that specific area of your home.

What are the benefits of zoning?

  • Lower utility bills – When used properly, zoning can save homeowners money on utility bills. The reason is that zoning allows you to adjust temperatures in your home according to usage. With zoning you’re not overheating or overcooling parts of your home and wasting energy and money. For example, if you want your bedroom cool and the rest of the house warm, zoning can easily accomplish that. Each zone will heat or cool independently from the others, and that can translate into significant savings on your utility bills.
  • Extends the life of your HVAC – Zoning reduces wear and tear on your system. It doesn’t need to work as hard to heat or cool your entire home. Instead, it will only provide heat or air conditioning to the spaces you’ve designated. And that helps your system last longer while operating at peak efficiency.

Why not just close the vent?

Instead of installing a zoned system, you might ask, “Why not just close the vent in a room?” Your HVAC system is designed for the amount of ductwork and vents in your home, and unfortunately, closing vents may add additional pressure that can damage your system.

If you think zoning is right for you, and you’re searching for HVAC service near Ravenswood, call American Home Heating & Air Conditioning today for more information.