Do I Need a Zoned Heating and Cooling System

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Some rooms in your house are always cold during the winter. Others never seem to be cool enough during the summer. Rooms with high ceilings are a challenge to heat, while areas of your home that receive plenty of sunlight are often difficult to cool. If only there was a way to adjust the temperature of individual rooms to your liking, regardless of where you are in your home and what season it is.

What is Zoned Heating and Cooling?

Zoned heating is a logical, efficient way to regulate the temperature in different parts of your home for maximum comfort. System zoning uses multiple thermostats which are connected to a central control panel.  Based on the readings from the thermostats, the control panel opens and closes dampers within your ductwork to regulate the temperature according your desired settings for the individual zones. This helps to alleviate inconsistent temperatures in your home, and it can be set to maximize comfort in the rooms you spend the most time in. You can turn the heat up in your living room while closing the damper for an unused guest room.

Zone and Save

System zoning can save money on your monthly energy bills – up to 30 percent of the average heating and cooling bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE. Heating and cooling costs add up fast, accounting for roughly half of all utility spending per household according the DOE. Homeowners may be resistant to transitioning to a zoned system. While the installation costs of retrofitting an existing structure can seem daunting, the increased efficiency of a zoned system can save you hundreds of dollars annually, offsetting the initial outlay.

Make sure your Triangle or Coastal North Carolina home is being heated and cooled as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Call Newcomb and Company today to get your heating and cooling systems under control.

 

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