Thinking About Upgrading to a Zoning System? What It Does and How It Helps

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Homeowners are always trying to find ways to balance energy usage with their family’s comfort level. Upgrading to a zoning system might be the perfect answer to maintaining this balance in your greater Cincinnati home. Let’s take a look at how this system works and what it has to offer.

The genius of a zoning system

Unlike a traditional environment where you must heat or cool your entire home at once, a zoning system allows you to concentrate your efforts on only those areas that require a change in comfort level. This is accomplished by splitting your home into a series of “zones.” These individual areas are maintained from a central unit, providing you more control than what homeowners are typically accustomed to.

Improving a person’s comfort level

When it comes to comfort level, each person in your household may be unique. Perhaps you prefer a room to be a bit on the cold side, while someone else likes it warmer. Or maybe your bedroom or living room is exposed to the sun or located on a different floor, which can cause disparate heating and cooling needs. Traditional setups only account for one choice of temperature, but upgrading to a zoning system can allow each area to be just as comfortable as the next, no matter what an individual’s preference may be.

Lowering your energy costs

As previously described, a traditional heating and cooling setup forces us to change the temperature of the entire home, even if you only need to heat or cool one room. By upgrading to a zoning system, you will be able to use its control unit and assigned zones to only heat or cool the areas that are in use. Therefore, you’ll expend less energy in order to achieve the same result, and that change will be reflected in your pocketbook.

If you’d like further assistance with upgrading to a zoning system, or for questions regarding home comfort, please don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of the Greater Cincinnati area since 1910.

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