With state-of-the-art home heating and cooling systems at your disposal, you might think there could be no way to upgrade your current indoor environment. After all, you simply have to set the thermostat to the temperature that you want and the system takes care of maintaining that temperature throughout your house. You may even have a programmable thermostat that lets you set different temperatures for different times of day.
All this is well and good, but there’s something that could make your indoor living even more enjoyable—zone control systems. With a zone control system, you can divide your house into different areas with individual climate controls. There are many benefits, both in terms of convenience and economy, to having one of these systems put in place. No matter how new your home heating and cooling system is, it’s worth taking a close look at the possibilities presented by zone control systems.
One of the problems with having your entire house the same temperature is that you use different parts of your house for different things. For instance, in the kitchen you are moving around most of the time. You also generate heat in the kitchen when cooking, baking or running the dishwasher.
In the living room, however, you are usually engaged in more sedentary activities – watching TV, reading or playing a game. When you are inactive, it’s natural to want your environment to be a little warmer to make up for the fact that your body is not generating any heat on its own. And when you are active in the kitchen, generating heat every time you turn around, you want the surrounding air to be a bit cooler.
Of course you can always turn the heat up and down depending on where you are and what you are doing. But what about the other people in the house that may not be in the same place or doing the same thing? When you look at it this way, it is easy to see why it is advantageous to have independent temperature control over the various areas in your home. And that is exactly what zone control systems give you.
Aside from the fact that a zone control system makes you more comfortable in all areas of your home, it can save you a lot of money too. Especially if you have a larger home, you pay an awful lot to keep the entire thing heated or cooled on a regular basis. With a zone control system, however, you don’t have to. Instead, you can pay to heat or cool just the parts of the house that people are using and leave the rest of the house alone.
Not only does this save you money in the short term on your energy bills, it reduces the heating and cooling load put on your home comfort system. This means that the system is likely to last longer and require fewer repairs, and that will save you plenty of money down the road.
Another advantage of zone control systems is that they can be integrated into virtually any home comfort system. You don’t need to have them installed at the same time as you put in your home heating and cooling system, either. The professional technicians at Standard Plumbing can add a zone control system to your current setup at any time.