AC zoning, also known as air conditioning zoning, divides a home or building into multiple distinct zones for more efficient and customized air conditioning or heating control. Traditional HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems treat an entire space as a single zone, resulting in uniform temperature throughout. However, AC zoning allows for independent control and regulation of temperature in different areas or rooms, providing personalized comfort and energy savings.
AC zoning systems include dampers, thermostats, and a central control panel. The dampers are installed within the ductwork and can open or close to control the airflow into specific zones. Each zone has its own thermostat, allowing occupants to set individual temperature preferences. The central control panel manages the system’s operation and coordinates communication between the thermostats and dampers.
With AC zoning, you can designate areas or rooms as separate zones based on your preferences, such as living areas, bedrooms, or offices. This allows you to cool or heat occupied zones while avoiding unnecessary conditioning of unoccupied areas. For example, you can keep the bedrooms cooler at night while allowing other zones to be slightly warmer, promoting energy efficiency and personalized comfort.
Here are some benefits of zoning your AC system
Air Conditioning Is More Efficient
When you have spaces not air-conditioned regularly, they can become an individual zone you can control when needed. When the space is zoned, it can provide more efficiency and thus lower your power bill. With the zoning, the efficiency will be enhanced without having to cool every space that is not in use.
AC Zoning Can Be Customizable
You can customize each room at your desired temperature when the AC is zoned. A zone can also consider things like shade, natural light, and fans that may affect the zone. There will also be duct dampers in the zones that can be controlled and regulated through a thermostat.
When maintenance is provided, the AC can provide enhanced air quality. If not maintained, the AC may end up having problems running. By ensuring maintenance is completed, you can ensure that there will be no issues arising in the future.
The AC Will Have A Longer Lifespan
Because the thermostats are placed in individual spaces, the AC does not need to work as hard to control the temperature. When the temperature is reduced in one area that is not used often will decrease the amount of power the AC is needed to use. This decreased power will help keep the AC running in top shape and have a longer lifespan.
Conditioning is a lot Quieter
Another one of the benefits of zoning your AC system is that the conditioning is a lot quieter as opposed to a normal AC that can be loud every time it kicks on. With the zoned AC, the loud noise is avoided by being a lot quieter as the conditioned air gets circulated throughout the space via the vents.
Positive Convenience Factor
With an AC zone that is modern in nature, they are easily controllable and remote-operated. This remote capability is enabled by smart technology incorporated into AC thermostats.
A good example of using this smart technology in the AC zones is when you plan to be away for a while but fail to have your thermostat set before leaving. To avoid this, your smart thermostat can be controlled remotely to set your desired temperature.
Having this feature is also good during changes in the weather. When changes occur, you can change your home’s temperature whenever you feel like it. This feature also prevents a person from getting up and adjusting the temperature manually. By just using a control, the individual can use the app on their smart device, have the adjustments made, and continue with their activities.
When using AC zoning, it incorporates both cooling and heating in a single zone. This allows you to utilize heating or cooling options for a space to achieve the best possible comfort. While this zoning usually involves a heat pump, it can offer good-quality heating or cooling. This streamlined system ensures that the individual areas are kept at desired temperatures. The zoning combined decreases the cost of maintenance, upkeep, and ductwork cleaning that may be needed later.
Get Your Home AC Zoned By Clarks Mechanical
To get the most out of your home’s AC zoning, you need to be aware of the benefits of zoning your AC system. When the benefits are known, you can decide if it is the best option to install into your home.
If you want to learn more about AC zoning and the benefits involved, contact Clarks Mechanical today. We’ll go into detail about what the AC zoning process involves. We’ll complete an evaluation of all the individual spaces you wish to have zoned and offer an installation price you can afford. So get in touch today to get started.