Zoned HVAC Systems
At Air Comfort in Caldwell, Nampa, and Meridian, Idaho, we have experienced HVAC specialists ready to help install a new HVAC zoned system to improve heating and cooling across your home dramatically.
What is a Zoned HVAC System?
In many homes, there are separate HVAC systems, usually with heating and cooling divided. A zoned HVAC system combines furnace and the AC, and a heat pump and air handler. These are controlled by dampers across an existing ductwork system that redirects and controls the air from this central system throughout the home. As a result, you can control the output of both systems freely for individual rooms.
What are the Benefits of a Zoned HVAC System?
The ability to combine multiple HVAC components in one system and to control it from room-to-room allows for a variety of potential benefits:
- It can help you reduce your energy bills. Thanks to the fact that you control heating and cooling on a room-by-room basis, you’re no longer spending extra money to overheat or over cool rooms simply because you want one or two rooms to be a different temperature. With programmable thermostats, you can set different profiles for the home to improve your efficiency even better.
- Because your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work as hard to regulate the temperature in all rooms, it also reduces the wear and tears on your HVAC system. As such, you may not need to pay as much for servicing and repairs.
- It’s much easier and quicker to get individual rooms the temperature that you want, provided they are connected to your HVAC system via ductwork.
Do I Need a Zoned HVAC System?
If your home has the ductwork to support a zoned HVAC system, then it will almost certainly benefit from one. The initial cost of installing a zoned system might be a barrier for some, but the savings that you could make will in time far outweigh those costs. The ability to control heating and cooling in separate rooms suited to the comfort preferences and needs for different rooms can help the whole family enjoy their space without bickering over how hot or cool it needs to be, too.
Can you Add Zones to an Existing HVAC System?
In short, yes, you can zone your existing HVAC system. However, this depends on how compatible your current system is. Accessible, well-installed ductwork is essential, so you will need a technician to inspect your home before you can have a definitive answer on what different zones you can create in the home. From there, all we need to do is install dampers and the systems that allow you to control them.
Get in Touch to Install your Own Zoned HVAC System
If you’re convinced of the benefits of zoned HVAC systems or you want to know more about them, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Air Comfort at (208) 459-7463. We’re glad to help any customers in Caldwell, Nampa or Meridian, Idaho and to answer any questions they might have about heating and cooling.