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The HVAC Zoning System: What It Is and How It Works

More often than not, you have a room that’s always too hot or cold even when your HVAC system is working smoothly. This kind of imbalance is normal as it’s caused by the design of your home and the angle of the sun. However, this can cause comfort and efficiency issues, especially when you only have one thermostat controlling your indoor temperature.


What Is HVAC Zoning System?

HVAC zoning system breaks your home into different “zones,” with each having its own thermostat. All thermostats are connected to the main control panel, so you can manage the temperature in certain areas of your home. Perhaps you want to make your bedroom cooler at night up and make the lesser-used rooms warmer. An HVAC zoning system will do the job for you.


How Does It Work?

A central HVAC system is like having only one switch in your home. You only have one temperature setting for the entire house, even when you only need it in one room. It not only consumes a lot of energy; it also causes premature wear on the unit. Without proper upkeep, you might need HVAC repair more often.

An HVAC zoning system can address this problem. It comes with automatic dampers in the ducts that adjust heating and cooling according to your preferences. It gives you control over the amount of energy that you use to achieve the right level of comfort in your room without affecting other areas.


What Are the Benefits?

Any home can benefit any home, especially one with multiple stories and large windows. Here’s how it can improve your living space:

Better Comfort. Anyone in your home can have their own personal HVAC configurations. This ensures that they stay comfortable all year round.

Energy-efficient. You can save on utility costs down the road because you don’t have to heat or cool a room that you hardly use. Furthermore, your HVAC system won’t wear out fast.

Modern Convenience. Most units come with smart control panels that allow you to change the temperature from anywhere in the room.


When Should You Replace the Filters?

Check Your Usage First

There’s no such thing as an arbitrary schedule when it comes to changing filters; it all depends on your HVAC’s condition and the atmosphere of your home. For example, a household with multiple pets or one that’s located in an area with a lot of dust around may require monthly cleaning, while the filters for a unit in a clean area that isn’t used as much could be switched out every three months.


Replace Damaged Filters ASAP

A damaged filter will have a negative impact on your HVAC’s overall efficiency. According to our air conditioning repair experts, replacing damaged filters as soon as possible reduces the risk of your unit getting damaged by clogs, grounds, overheating and other mechanical problems.


Change Moldy Filters

A filter can remain undamaged for a long time, but it may still need to be replaced if mold and mildew start growing on it. To make matters worse, it’s hard to completely get rid of mold and mildew once it’s formed because the presence of even the tiniest amount of spores can result in them growing back in a short amount of time.


Change Old Filters ASAP

Some filters tend to deteriorate over time, which is why they have expected life spans. Consult our HVAC maintenance experts to see if your unit’s current filter is due for a fresh replacement to avoid problems related to energy efficiency and poor air quality.


Keep your HVAC running well with a clean and efficient filter. Bounds Heating & Air is the leading HVAC contractor in Alachua, FL, and other areas in Florida. You can call us at (352) 278-9123 or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.

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