A zoned HVAC system, while more cost up front, will give you better control over the home’s temperature. When properly designed, a multi-zone system can also offer significant energy savings.
A Nashua homeowner contacted us looking to install a new HVAC system. She was undecided whether or not she should go with a budgetary single-zone system or spring for the multi-zone alternative.
Multi-Zone Systems Offer Comfort and Efficiency
When properly designed and utilized, a multi-zone HVAC system can show significantly lower energy consumption over a single-zone system. Over time, this can mean a savings that can more than make up for that initial investment.
In a multi-zone system, the temperature of the various zones in the home can be controlled and monitored by either a simple thermostat or a thermostat and sensors in each zone. An area can purposefully be several degrees warmer or cooler than another, all controlled through the thermostat.
One reason for the energy efficiency of multi-zones is that your heating and cooling system won’t have to work as hard to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the entire home. You can also adjust the temperature to areas of the home accordingly based on use.
In the Long Run for Cost Savings, Multi-Zone Can’t Be Beat
Multi-zone systems are more energy efficient that their single-zone counterparts. They can also improve the overall comfort in your home, making it easier to maintain a consistent temperature. This is a particularly true in a larger, multi-floored home.
The homeowner in Nashua was willing to foot the up-front installation cost of a multi-zone system. She is looking toward to a future of reduced energy consumption and bills that will make this initial investment well worth it.