Many homes in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas are designed to capture the enchanting view Arizona offers. However, magnificent as these vistas are, they can take a toll on your energy budget. A zoning system may be the answer to living with your beautiful views, while lowering energy bills.
What is a Zoning System?
If your home has more than one thermostat, you already have primitive zoning. By carefully designing and collaborating with your HVAC professional, you can deliberately create heating and cooling zones, each controlled by a programmable thermostat. Afterwards, you’ll have a genuine zoning system engineered to increase energy efficiency and save you money.
HVAC Problems Solved
Zoning for heating and cooling is helpful for all house types. Certain architectural touches that stymie traditional heating and cooling methods can benefit from zoning. These include:
- Cathedral ceilings
- Walls with large windows
- Two- or three-story homes
- Rooms and apartments above a garage
- Basement and attic spaces
For these problem areas, zoning can help you get a handle on the great disparity of temperatures between these trouble spots and the rest of your Scottsdale home. Where rooms may be naturally cooler than usual or naturally heated by Arizona’s sun, zoning helps you gain control of heating and cooling costs.
How a Zoning System Works
Each living area of your home is independently controlled by a programmable thermostat, so commonly used areas can be kept at ideal temperatures. Areas that receive less foot traffic, north-facing rooms that stay cool and areas that receive natural heat from sunlight can have their thermostats set at lower temperatures for heating and higher temperatures for cooling.
Expect to see a quick return on your investment after your HVAC contractor installs multiple programmable thermostats for several zones. Some advantages include:
- Lower energy bills each month
- Increased comfort room-by-room
- Improved HVAC system efficiency
- Longer HVAC system life due to lower wear and tear
To learn more about zoning systems for your Phoenix area home, contact us at Wolff Mechanical, Inc. today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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