Does walking through your home feel like a trip through all four seasons? Do high A/C and heating bills have you avoiding your mailbox? Is your HVAC unit over a decade old—and struggling to keep up?

If you’re nodding “Yes, yes, and YES!” then it may be time to consider an HVAC zoning system and the whole-home comfort that comes with it! Here in Omaha, this HVAC service is an increasingly popular way to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills affordable all season long.

What is HVAC zoning?

An HVAC zoning system allows you to divide your home into two or more control zones, each with its own thermostat and temperature control. With HVAC zones in place, you can independently control every area of your home and optimize the environment of every space, without investing in multiple HVAC units.

How do HVAC zones work?

HVAC zoning systems use dampers and valves within your ductwork to direct your warmed or cooled air to specific zones in your home. While all ducts are still connected to your main HVAC unit and central control panel, the in-duct plates open and close to control the flow within your ductwork.

Because each zone has its own thermostat that communicates with the HVAC system to shift the dampers back and forth, you can independently adjust the temperature in different areas of your home. Depending on your HVAC zoning system, you may even have the ability to control your zones from your smartphone.

When you adjust the temperature on the thermostat of one zone, the central control panel of your HVAC unit responds by opening the dampers leading to that space and closing the other dampers. In effect, all the climate-controlled air from your unit is focused to that area, quickly achieving your desired temperature.

What are the best benefits of installing a multi-zoned system?

Zoning is a valuable HVAC service for two main reasons: It can lower your energy bills and it makes every room in your home more comfortable.

With a traditional non-zoned HVAC system, when you want to adjust the temperature in a single room, you have to crank up your entire HVAC unit. As a result, you’re heating or cooling several rooms at once, even if they aren’t being used. And because closing the vents in several rooms can put extra strain on your HVAC unit, without a zoned system in place, there’s simply no way to focus your conditioned air where it’s needed.

When you install a zoned system, you can easily heat and cool those hard-to-reach rooms that used to never quite get comfortable. And because you can precisely control where your conditioned air goes, you can really reduce your energy bills by moderating only the rooms you actually use. In fact, according to the US Department of Energy, zoning can reduce your heating and cooling energy usage by as much as 35%!

The second major benefit of zoning is its ability to make every room comfortable. Zoning can cool hot sleepers without freezing out cool sleepers, and end your family’s thermostat battle once and for all. And with convenient set-it-and-forget-it programming, once your family finds their desired temperature, you can keep it there with a simple comfort schedule.

Curious if you should upgrade to an HVAC zoned system? Just Call Burton!

As Omaha’s top-rated HVAC service provider, we’re happy to answer your HVAC zoning system questions, walk your property, and even offer a free, no-pressure upgrade estimate. And with our guaranteed upfront pricing offered on every HVAC service, you can trust that the price you see is the price you’ll get.

For affordable HVAC services, flexible financing, reliable work, and a warranty you can bank on, Just Call Burton at (402) 343-0011 or send us a message.