Have a basement that’s too cold to use or a second floor that’s too hot to sleep? Chances are you probably tried to save some cash by avoiding the installation of separate temperature controls for those areas of your home or business. Unfortunately, not adding another zone has the exact opposite effect: it actually costs you money.
Here’s why: Zoning allows conditioned air to go to the place it’s needed. If you’ve lived in a two-story house with a single-zone system, you know first-hand how difficult it is to control the temperature from the first floor to the second. After all, heat rises. Plus, when you zone your HVAC system, you can reduce the system load by 15 percent. That means more money in your pocket.
Bottom line: Zoning not only will save you money in operation costs, but it will keep you comfortable. And being comfortable means you can hang out in the basement or the second floor without another thought!