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Zones and HVAC: Are there benefits for your home?

Some HVAC systems in larger homes have what’s called a “zoned system” – that is, multiple thermostats controlling the temperature in multiple areas of the home. Also, zoning can refer to a single thermostat controlling the temperature in multiple areas of the home.

What are the benefits of a zoned system?

A zoned system is designed for the many ways you use your home. Maybe you’re caught up in family “thermostat wars?” Or perhaps you have unoccupied areas that do not need conditioning? A Lennox(r) zoning system allows you to divide your home into separate areas, giving you the comfort and control you’ve always wanted. For example, you can keep the temperature cooler in the kitchen and warmer in your bedroom. Electronically controlled dampers and thermostats adjust the temperatures in each zone. This method saves energy by not cooling or heating areas in your home when not needed. On average, a zoned system can save up to 30% off their HVAC energy expenses.

The main benefits of residential zoning are:

Comfort
Zoning meets the specific temperature and airflow requirements of one area, without affecting other areas.

Efficiency
A properly designed zoning system can save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs each year.

Control
Zoning divides the home into different areas and comfort into different levels, giving you more choices and control than ever before.

Quiet Performance
When integrated with variable speed and/or two-stage HVAC systems, zoning allows your heating and cooling equipment to deliver peak performance and efficiency without continually operating at peak capacity. Lower speeds mean lower sound levels.

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4 COMMENTS

  • Tex Hooper
    December 29, 2021, 1:22 am REPLY

    I like your HVAC tips. My furnace is broken. I’ll have to have it repaired.

  • Joe Rosser
    December 29, 2021, 4:02 am REPLY

    I did not know there’s a zoned system at all, and the fact that it helps to save money is just incredible. Thank you aceadmin for sharing.

  • Kristofer Van Wagner
    January 6, 2022, 6:00 pm REPLY

    I appreciate that this post emphasized that when looking for heating services, we need to ensure that the technician is experienced. In doing so, we can be confident that our heaters will be properly installed. I will definitely be mindful of who to hire when I need new heating installed for my home.

  • Afton Jackson
    August 8, 2022, 9:57 pm REPLY

    The segment of your article that talked about how to make your AC system run quieter was really helpful for me to read. We’re inviting my elderly relatives to come live with us, and I can bet that noisy appliances would bother them a lot more than usual, so I would like to avoid those issues. To do that, I’ll take your installation tips into account when I hire an HVAC expert.

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