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Is a Zoned HVAC System the Right Choice for Your Home? Learn the Pros and Cons

June 7, 2019

Is a Zoned HVAC System the Right Choice for Your Home? Learn the Pros and Cons

If you find that it is nearly impossible to keep all rooms in your home a comfortable temperature, then you may be considering a zoned HVAC system. While this could help with this issue, it is not the right choice for everyone. At Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing we offer other options, such as air balancing, that can help with this issue too. Keep reading to find out the pros and cons of zoned HVAC systems and then contact us at (661) 269-0308 if you would like to get started.

Certain Home Are Better Equipped for Zoned Systems

There are some homes that are better set up for a zoned system than others. For example, a home that is several levels, or a home with a large glass area, can find the control over zoned HVAC systems helpful. Likewise, if a homeowner has an attic or basement that they regularly use, it can be helpful to have separate controls for it than the rest of the home.

The Benefits of Zoned HVAC Systems

When you are able to use zoned HVAC systems, you can control the temperature in each room of your home. This allows you to keep warmer rooms cooler and vice versa. This can also help save energy because you will not be spending money to keep rooms warmer or cooler than you want and it allows you to turn off heating and cooling to rooms that are not in use. Saving energy can also equate to saving money on your utility bills.

Zoned HVAC systems can also be helpful if you are worried about air quality. Certain allergens, such as pet danger, dirt, pollen, and dust, can move from room to room in your home via ducts. If you have a ductless system, it can help keep these contaminants in the place they originated from.

The Disadvantages of Zoned HVAC Systems

Of course, zoned HVAC systems are not for everyone. One of the main disadvantages is that it is costly. Extra equipment must be purchased, and it can be complicated to get installed. While it is true that you can save money by lowering your energy bills, keep in mind that your savings are going to be offset but this initial startup cost, whether you are installing it in a brand new home or retrofitting an existing HVAC system. The fact that you will need to purchase additional equipment also means that there will be more equipment that can eventually break down and need repairs.

If you have having issues with your heating or cooling system, we recommend contacting Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing at (661) 269-0308 for a consultation. We can discuss repair or replacement options that could help your unit work better than it has.

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