Like most homeowners in Garland, TX, you can't live without your central air conditioning system. While it does keep the interior of your home cooler in our hot Texas summer, you may find that some areas of your residence are warmer than others, making for a less-than-comfortable environment. That's because your central air conditioning is a single-zone system meaning it cools all areas of your residence equally. If that sounds like your home, let AC Repair Garland show you how AC room zoning for comfort can benefit your home and your utility bill.
Why Single Zoning is Inefficient
Have you ever wondered why the temperature feels great in the family room but not in the kitchen? It's not the heat from cooking that makes the difference, it's the location of the thermostat. Single-zone systems read the ambient temperature of where the thermostat is located. That's why the temperature may be comfortable there but in few other places.
In addition, single-zone systems can't adjust to changing conditions during the day. One set temperature may be fine in the morning, but by evening you may be roasting. The same thing occurs when you have a large number of people in your home for a party. Your system won't be able to compensate unless you set the thermostat lower.
One of the biggest problems with single-zone systems is that rooms you are not using will still receive cooling. This results in wasted energy and higher utility bills.
Complete Interior Comfort is Possible With Multiple Zones
Zoning is one of the key advancement in recent years that can make your home more comfortable in summer and winter. When your home is zoned, it is divided into segments based on the need for conditioning in each area. Zoning can work in two ways. Multiple units can take care of each zone or the system can be equipped with louvers that may be opened or closed according to the amount of cooling required. Zoned systems give you room-by-room control.
Zoning benefits the following situations:
- Homes with multiple stories
- Residences that have finished basements
- Rooms that have comfort issues
- Rooms with high ceilings or large windows
- Older homes in which traditional ductwork is impractical
Zoning Customizes Your Home's Comfort
The number of zones required will depend on the size and layout of your home. For some homes, one zone is appropriate for each floor, while others may need a multi-room layout. The greatest benefit of AC room zoning for comfort is that AC Repair Garland can customize your home to fit your needs. We can often do the needed work in one day, which will result in instant comfort tonight. Virtually every room in your room and every person in your family will have year-round comfort during every hour of the day or night, no matter what the season is.