How Can a Zoning System Save Me Money?

If you have a larger Modesto home, there are likely at least a few rooms that you don’t use as often. Rather than spend money to keep these rooms at the same temperature as the rest of your home, it’s a wise idea to utilize a solution that allows you to control the temperature in these rooms separately from the rest of your home. Fortunately, an HVAC zoning system from My Energy Wise Home Services can do just that.

How Does it Work?

A zoning system relies on the fact that air can be contained and diverted to be used as it’s needed. To do this, a zoning system from My Energy Wise Home Services uses multiple gates, called dampers, to divert air where it’s needed. These dampers open and close as the temperatures in various rooms change to ensure that each room is always at the selected temperature.

How Does it Help?

The main advantage of a zoning system from My Energy Wise Home Services is that it shortens your HVAC system’s operating cycles. That’s because the closed dampers cause air to be routed back to the return vent on your HVAC system, meaning that the system doesn’t have to heat or cool as much air while it’s operating. Plus, since more conditioned air is sent to occupied rooms with a zoning system, it takes less time for those rooms to reach the desired temperature.

Don’t Try This at Home

Trying to replicate a zoning system by simply closing the vents in unused rooms is a bad idea. To achieve its purpose, a zoning system uses something called a bypass duct that diverts excess airflow to ensure the air pressure in the system doesn’t reach unsafe levels. However, if you simply close various vents throughout your home, the air pressure in the ducts will increase, potentially causing damage to your HVAC system.

Perfecting Home Comfort

At My Energy Wise Home Services, being “good enough” is not good enough for us. Instead, in everything we do, including air conditioner repair, heating repair, window installation, solar array installation, and more, we strive for perfection. With over 75 years in business, ours is a company that you can count on to meet your home comfort needs both now and in the future. For more information about zoning systems, contact us at My Energy Wise Home Services today.