AC Zoning 101
With more and more people working from home, you now have the challenge of ensuring each family member is comfortable, so they remain productive and motivated.
Zoning can help solve this battle of finding the right temperature for everyone, while saving energy and money.
Do You Need An AC Zoning System?
A zoning system may be a good solution for your household if you find members of your family have different preferences when it comes to room temperature, or you experience hot and cold spots.
How Does AC Zoning Work?
Instead of relying on a single thermostat to cool your entire home, the concept of zoning allows you to group rooms into different zones and adjust the temperature in each to your liking.
AC Zoning Can Be Accomplished In Several Ways;
- Individual thermostats are installed in each room. This option allows you to retrofit your current home’s duct system to handle zones through a system of electronically controlled dampers. Each area is controlled by an independent thermostat that ties into a common zone control panel.
- Smart Thermostat. Utilizing sensors, you set up multiple zone areas. Then, set the desired temperature for each area via your phone.
- Mini split “ductless” systems. Ductless zoned ACs consist of 2 or more indoor units that work independently. In this way, you control the temperature in individual rooms easily without installing additional ducts. Our current special: $200 off mini split systems
Pro Tip: It is best to consult with your trusted AC Company like Sunset Air and Home Services to evaluate the best solution for your home.
Take This Example
Dinner is being prepared and the oven is on creating a hot kitchen. You can now adjust the kitchen’s zone thermostat to a lower temperature, while another family member is maintaining a comfortable temperature setting in the home office on the opposite side of the home.
In SW Florida, another factor we need to consider is the impact of our home’s orientation. For example, rooms with north-facing windows tend to be cooler, while rooms with south-facing windows tend to overheat in the summer.
Zoning may be the right solution to create a stable indoor climate. Here are some examples:
- 2nd story rooms difficult to cool
- Large open areas
- A room over the garage
- A mother-in-law’s suite
- Game rooms
- Rooms for occasional use
- Home gym
- An add-on room from a renovation
- A sun-room
- A room with a large expanse of glass
What are the benefits?
Save money! By only cooling specific areas of your home, you can save on your monthly energy bill.
Extend The Life Of Your AC System
Your system will not work as hard, so the wear and tear on your system will be reduced which leads to fewer repairs.
Maintain A Happy Home
By eliminating hot or cold spots and allowing for individualized temperature control, family members will experience greater comfort – and less arguing over the “right” temperature.
Our certified technicians are here to advise you on choosing the right system for your needs. They will help you determine if you need a retrofit or ductless system, how many zones are appropriate, and recommend various smart thermostats.
Our goal is to ensure you make a well-informed decision. Talk live to one of our customer service representatives. (239) 693-9005
And be sure to ask us about our 0% financing options.