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Understanding HVAC Zoning Systems

There are many factors that play a role in the overall energy efficiency of your home, though your roofing, windows, insulation and heating and cooling units are perhaps the home components that have the biggest effect on this. Understanding how they all work together as part of a greater whole is part and parcel of a holistic approach to making your home more efficient. When it comes to HVAC systems, there’s one particular method–known as zoning–that uses comprehensive controls to help your home reach its efficiency goals.

Let our experts at Hader explain what zoning is, how it works and its role in making and keeping your home energy efficient.

What Is Zoning?

If you have a centralized HVAC system, you’ve probably noticed that some parts of your home feel unusually warm or cool in comparison to other areas. These hot and cold spots are caused by the natural motion of air within your home. Zoning addresses this issue by dividing your home into areas based on their various temperature needs. For example, if you have a room that’s notorious for being a cold spot even when you’ve maxed out your thermostat, you can separate that room from the rest of the home and place it in its own zone.

Zoning Strategies

Some rooms that are underneath special roofing materials may have different heating and cooling requirements; others may even function better by being off a few degrees from the average temperature of the rest of your home. Zoning works by giving you, the homeowner, the ability to set the temperature levels of each zone individually, as opposed to a centralized system controlled by one thermostat.

Energy Efficiency in Zoning

More often than not, there are rooms in your home that aren’t used as often as others. With a centralized HVAC system, these rooms add to the total load that your furnace or air conditioner has to handle, making it far less efficient. Zoning can help take some of the unnecessary load off your system by shutting off air distribution to rooms that aren’t in use.

Explore Zoning With Our Experts Today

Find everything you need to make your HVAC system more efficient with Hader. We’re your trusted provider of all heating and air conditioning products and services since 1883. Give us a call at (513) 612-9201 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a service visit today.

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