What is HVAC Zoning?

What is HVAC Zoning?

Almost every home has a room that’s a different temperature than the rest, or your family fights over the ideal thermostat setting. HVAC zoning is a system that regulates your heating and cooling by allowing independent conditions in different areas or zones of your home. Custom zones are created by redirecting air to or away from designated areas. Each of these zones can be adjusted independently, which raises the efficiency of your system, saving you money and eliminating fights over the thermostat. 

Types of zoning systems

Altering your home’s airflow is accomplished by building zones into new HVAC systems or retrofitting old systems to maximize efficiency. The first standard zoning option is for each zone to have an independent thermostat. The second option includes Smart thermostats, where zones are controlled remotely from a central location, a phone app, or other devices. The third option, not classically part of a zoned system, is adding ductless mini-split units into specified areas. 

Your HVAC specialist will help determine which system works best in your space. All three options offer comparable benefits.

The benefits of zoning

The ability to accommodate different comfort needs throughout your home is a primary benefit of HVAC zoning. Another quintessential benefit is overall savings on energy costs. The ability to program your settings shows up to a 35% increase in energy savings. It’s also possible to create even climate control throughout your space, avoiding a boiling front room while the bedrooms are freezing. 

If the benefits of zoning sound appealing to you, it’s time to speak with an expert to determine the best way to zone your space for optimal benefits. 

Is HVAC zoning right for your space? 

When considering HVAC zoning for your home, several considerations determine which system is best for you. Your HVAC expert will give you the information you need to decide which system will get you the exact climate control you need for every space in your home. They will consider:

  • The size and layout of your home 
  • How many zones are needed
  • The difference between updating or replacing your current system

Southern Air has appointments available now to discuss optimizing the efficiency of your HVAC system. Work with one of our professionals to ensure your heating and cooling systems are working well so you can save money and stay comfortable. 

Professional HVAC installation and repair

The only way to ensure you get the maximum benefits from HVAC zoning is to have your system installed by a professional. If your system installation isn’t correct, you could face a number of issues, including the possibility of actually raising your heating and cooling costs. 

Experience the highest return on investment by working with the HVAC experts at Southern Air. Our factory-trained technicians are qualified to address everything from new system installations to seasonal repairs. 
Read more about our services and how Southern Air can keep your home comfortable all year.


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