Saving Money With HVAC Zoning
Are you getting the most out of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. If you don't have a zoning system, the answer is probably "no". A HVAC zoning system in its essence is a set of dampers that fit inside your already existing ducts and wiring to control multiple thermostats.
That means that while your daughter is away at college, for instance, you can close her door and turn off the heat in her room until she comes home for the holidays. Ditto for a guest room or any room in the house that you don't use on a regular basis. That not only translates into real savings, it puts you in control, allowing you to use less energy by heating only the rooms in your house that are occupied and only when you need it. Zoning also helps even out the temperatures in your house, because each thermostat will constantly "read" the temperature in their specific zone and open or close dampers within the ductwork to keep the temperature at the set point.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, system zoning can save an average homeowner up to 30% on a typical heating or cooling bill. That can add up to quite a tidy sum. The USDE also estimates that up to 40% of energy expenditures are accounted for by heating and cooling.
If you're in the Austin area, contact us at ABA Heating and Cooling to talk about a zoning system in your home. We've been serving the area for the past twenty years, offering 24/7 emergency service. We're a family owned, local company that delivers personal service from fully trained technicians.
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