If you have a large home, you may not want the same temperature across the entirety of it. Maybe you have a family member that likes it warmer than everyone else, or you have a home office you want to keep cool, so you can do your work. These types of situations are where a multizone HVAC system can step in and help.
What Is a Multizone HVAC System?
In a traditional forced-air system, the HVAC system is designed to heat and cool all rooms evenly. With a multizone HVAC system, you can set up zones in your home where the temperature can be different from other parts of it.
Each zone has its own thermostat. Each thermostat is connected to a central control panel that communicates with your HVAC equipment. There are dampers in each zone that are controlled by the central control panel, opening and closing depending on whether a room needs heat or cold air.
The Benefits of a Multizone HVAC System
There are two major benefits to this system. The first one is that you can save money on your energy bills. Little used zones aren’t heated or cooled, which can save you a lot of money.
The other benefit is that everyone can be comfortable in your home. For example, you can set up a zone for a family member that likes it warmer than everyone else.
What Are the Limitations of This System?
You need to have a system with variable speed motors to have a multizone HVAC system. While these are more expensive than single-speed motor systems, they are also more energy efficient.
There is also a limit on how small you can make a zone. For example, you would need to have your master bedroom and bath as one zone.
Rusty's Air Conditioning And Heating in Mesa, AZ, can install a multizone system in your home. We also install, maintain and repair heaters and air conditioners. Find out more by giving our office a call today.