A/C zone control systems are heating and air conditioning set-ups that allow you to set specific temperatures for different rooms of the house. There are a variety of reasons that people opt to have a zone control system installed in their home, but one of the most popular reasons is the fact that they can help cut energy costs and save you money. How do they accomplish this, you ask? There are actually many ways a zone control system can help your budget.

Prioritize Heating / Cooling Needs Based On Rooms

With an A/C zone control system, you can determine which rooms of the house you want to spend the most energy heating or cooling. Within a few minutes, you can evaluate your home’s specific needs and then immediately cut costs by using less energy on rooms that don’t need as much air serviced to them.

Use Less Energy Servicing Rooms You Don’t Frequently Use

Many homes have at least a couple of rooms that are not used frequently or for extended periods throughout the day. These rooms can include a laundry room, mudroom, sunroom, or a guest bedroom. Rather than wasting precious resources ensuring that each of those rooms are a comfortable temperature, you can instead opt to have a majority of your energy used heating and cooling more popular areas of the home like the kitchen, living room, and bathrooms.

Allow Second Story Rooms To Heat Up Naturally

It’s a well-known fact that heat rises, and this works naturally in homes. The second story of most two-story homes is slightly warmer than the bottom story because of this. When you have a zone control system you can focus a majority of your energy heating the first story, and allow the second story to heat up naturally as the hot air from the first story rises up to warm the upper rooms.

Allow Darker Rooms To Cool Down Naturally

The sun is a glorious thing, but in the middle of summer, it can act as a heat source for your home. Darker rooms stay cooler longer because they are not subject to the heat of the sun. So why waste time and resources cooling a dark room? With a zone control system, you can opt to focus your energy on cooling only the rooms in sunnier parts of the home that require more energy to keep cold and comfortable.

Don’t Waste Energy Targeting Rooms With Poor Insulation

Many homes, especially in the southern parts of the US, have enclosed porches, mudrooms, and entryways. These rooms are often poorly insulated but are sometimes still connected to the central heating and cooling system on the home. Do these rooms truly need to be heated and cooled throughout the year? Not really. When you have a zone control system you don’t have to waste your dollars putting energy into making your poorly insulated porch a comfortable temperature. By completely opting out of cooling an unnecessary entryway room, you can save a lot of money on energy costs.

Personalize Each Room To Individual Likings

Does your spouse or roommate prefer your home to be warmer or colder than you? Fighting over the thermostat and constantly adjusting the core temperature of the home can be a costly habit that raises your energy bill drastically. Homes with a zone control system can set each individual room to each person’s needs. Not only will everyone in your home be comfortable, you’ll also be able to save money by not constantly fighting over the thermostat.

The investment in a zone control system can save many households a lot of money in the long run. Not only does it truly allow you to personalize your entire home to your real temperature needs, it can help you become a more energy efficient household. With a zone control system you can learn to manage your heating and cooling use in a way that helps your budget and the environment.