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How Zoning Your HVAC System Saves You Money

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Sometimes, you really do have to spend a little money in order to save money. This certainly applies to the concept of zoning one’s residential HVAC system. With the installation of a zone control system, you can save money in a few different ways. The best part of an already great deal is the fact that you can actually live in greater comfort while doing so. It may all sound a bit too good to be true. However, trust us when we tell you that this reality could easily be one that you live in. Just remember to leave your Naperville zoning services to the pros at DuAll Heating & Cooling. We install and service zone control systems of the highest quality. If boosting both the performance and efficiency levels of your HVAC system is an enticing sounding offer, ours is the number to dial.

Zoning your HVAC system allows you to heat and cool different areas of your home to different temperatures. Electronically controlled dampers are installed in your air ducts, and these dampers are wired into a control panel. Also wired into this control panel are multiple thermostats, with each individual thermostat regulating the temperature in a specific zone in your home. When you adjust these thermostats, the dampers in your zone control system will adjust themselves accordingly. This is how it is possible to maintain different temperatures in different heating and cooling zones.

Because you no longer need to heat and cool an entire house to one set temperature, you can heat and cool your home in a more considered manner. By maintaining more moderate temperatures in unused areas of your home, and adjusting those temperatures at necessary times to gradually bring them up or down to the target temperature, you can cut down on the amount of energy that you use when heating and cooling your house. Because different people are comfortable at different temperatures, you can also use your zone control system to help everyone live more comfortably than they’d otherwise be able to. This can eliminate constant fiddling with a single central thermostat, which can increase energy usage and costs in and of itself.

We can answer any questions that you may have regarding the ways in which zoned heating and cooling can benefit you. Should you decide to move forward with the installation of such a system, we will  install it with the very greatest of care.

If you are ready to schedule any HVAC zoning services in Naperville, just give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today.

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Air Conditioning Tip: How to Get the Most Out of Your Zone Control AC System

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

A zone control system is an energy saving upgrade for your Plainfield home’s air conditioner that can save you quite a bit of money on your cooling bills. But it is important that you use the system to its fullest to ensure you get the most you can out of it.

To start, you should ensure that your zones are well defined. Zone control systems allow multiple thermostats to be installed throughout your home, but those zones should be designated carefully to match your household usage patterns. For example, a single zone can be set for upstairs bedrooms that are generally empty for the same period of time each day. However, you might want separate zones for your living room and kitchen – where you spend time equally but are doing different things and therefore have different cooling needs.

Most zone control systems have digital thermostats, meaning you can program them carefully to turn on and off at certain times of the day. You can turn your upstairs cooling off automatically at 8am every day after everyone leaves for school and work, and then leave it off for a few hours after everyone gets home until just before bed time. Simultaneously, you can lock the thermostat in places that are rarely occupied like your attic or basement. You may want cooling available in these spaces, but it isn’t worthwhile to spend the money to have them cooled regularly.

A good zone control system should be used to supply cooling to those rooms that need it only when necessary. So, make sure you and your family understand exactly when the air conditioner should be on and which thermostats can be used and when. If used properly, such a system can reduce your cooling bill significantly each year without sacrificing anyone’s comfort. For more information about installing a zone control system in Plainfield, give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today!

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