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.