Spring is a great time to arrange to have a new HVAC system installed in your house. Technicians usually have no difficulty scheduling the work at a convenient time, and you’ll end up with a new air conditioning system ready to handle the heat of another North Carolina summer.
There are a number of options to consider with a new HVAC system, such as upgrading your thermostats (highly recommended). One of these options is putting in a zone control system, which divides up a home into different cooling and heating “zones” that can have their climates set separate from the other zones. You can choose to have as few as two zones—such as one for the upstairs and one for the downstairs—or as many as there are vents in the house. But is this a worthwhile investment?
Installation as part of a new HVAC system
First, we should mention that it’s much easier to have zone controls installed into your home when you put in a new HVAC system. Yes, an HVAC system can be retrofit later for zoning, but it’s a more difficult and expensive process at this time, and it won’t work as well as having it done as part of the initial installation. If you think you want zone control at some point, it’s best to have it done now.
Your home may be ideal for zoning
For certain homes, zoning is almost a “no-brainer”: it provides so many benefits and ways to conserve energy that it’ll pay for itself many times over. If you live in a large home, you should almost certainly have zone controls; you’ll save immense amounts on your energy bills because you won’t need to heat/cool every part of the building each time the HVAC system turns on. And if you have a house with guest rooms or any other room that is frequently empty, zone control is also a terrific investment.
Ask your professional installers for advice
The best people to consult about whether a zone control installation is a wise decision are your HVAC professionals. They can break down the costs and the benefits so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting. Our technicians are waiting for your call, and they’ll provide a rundown on whether zone control is a good choice as part of your new HVAC system.
For more than 20 years, Raleigh Heating & Air, Inc. has served the comfort needs of Knightdale, NC and throughout Wake Country and the surrounding areas.