HVAC Zoning for Your Albuquerque, New Mexico Home
Even with a new HVAC system in your home, you can still improve the energy-efficiency of your home heating or cooling system. How? With HVAC zoning. Budget Climate Control can help you understand and configure HVAC zoning in your home to maximize your indoor comfort and monthly utility savings.
What is HVAC Zone Control?
Conventional HVAC system setups treat your home as a single zone. One thermostat controls the temperature, and the system continues to run until all rooms (or at least the room with the temperature sensor) reaches the desired temperature. However, sun exposure, large pockets of untreated air (like a garage) and other variables make maintaining a consistent temperature difficult.
HVAC zoning splits your home into multiple zones, each controlled by its own thermostat. Dampers in the HVAC duct work manage air flow from your heating or cooling system to maintain the desired temperature, which may differ from other zones in your home.
What Are the Benefits of HVAC Zone Control?
HVAC zoning offers two major benefits:
More versatility in indoor climate control
Because HVAC zones are each controlled by their own thermostats, you can set different desired temperatures for each zone, allowing you to achieve a warmer or cooler room without auxiliary units like space heaters or window air conditioners.
Superior energy efficiency
Each HVAC zone has its own temperature sensor. When the zone reaches the desired temperature, dampers shut off air flow to the zone, so energy is not wasted continually forcing treated air into a room that does not need it. The improved energy efficiency of an HVAC zone controlled home can decrease monthly utility costs by as much as 30%!
HVAC zoning may also come with the benefit of increased home value. (Talk to your local realtor or property assessor for more information.)
Transform Your Home into an HVAC Zone Controlled Environment
HVAC zoning can be accomplished with most current home heating and cooling systems, so you do not need to replace your entire system. Budget Climate Control can help you complete the process by:
- Configuring an optimal HVAC zoning layout for your home
- Providing a free estimate for materials and labor
- Installing the necessary equipment
- Testing the system to make sure that HVAC zone control works in all areas of your home
Contact us to experience the benefits of HVAC zoning!