Zoned Home Cooling

Understanding How Zoned Home Cooling Works

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Unless you live alone, chances are at some point you’ve gotten in an argument with the other members of your household about the thermostat settings. These arguments could have been easily avoided with the help of zoned home cooling, but unfortunately, many homeowners don’t know it exists.

What is zoned home cooling?
Zoned home cooling systems allow you to divide your home into several cooling zones that are each controlled by their own independent thermostat. These systems allow you to set the different zones to different temperatures using a singular cooling system. They also ensure you and your family or tenants will never fight about the temperature again.

How does it work?
The first step is to identify how many zones you want to create and where they will be located. Then each zone will need a thermostat, which will then be connected to a central control panel. The control panel is connected to your HVAC system and series of dampers, which control the airflow to the various zones. The dampers open until the desired temperature is reached in their respective zone, and then they close until the temperature needs to be adjusted again.

Note: You will need a two stage or inverter style air conditioner that provides partial cooling capacity when some zones are open, and full capacity when the entire home needs to be cooled. A zoning system will not function with an older or single stage air conditioner.

What are the benefits of zoned home cooling?
If keeping everyone in your household happy and comfortable wasn’t enough, there are several other benefits you’ll receive when you install zoned home cooling.

  • Air Quality – Zoned cooling systems can reduce the amount of dust, dander, and pollen that gets dispersed because the air only goes to specific areas rather than being spread around your entire house. This also leads to the air being filtered more frequently.
  • Control – Having the ability to control the temperature in different rooms also allows you to cool the areas around your home that tend to be warmer due to the amount of sun they receive or an excess of windows. Regardless of the reason, you’ll have the power to precisely control the temperature throughout your entire home when you choose to install a zoned home cooling system.
  • Savings – It’s true, zoned home cooling can increase your home comfort and save you money on your monthly bills at the same time. On average, zoned cooling can save you up to 30% on your monthly cooling expenses because it allows you to reduce the amount of energy used to cool the areas of your home that you don’t use as often. Savings will also come from the fact that the AC units run at a lower capacity, not constantly at full blast.

Want to enjoy the benefits of zoned home cooling in your home?
Contact HAMCO to find the right system for your home!

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