When upgrading your home’s AC system, there are many options to consider.
If you have uncomfortable areas in your home and some rooms are cooler or warmer than others, a zoned AC system may solve your problems. You can go ductless, utilize existing ductwork, or combine the two. A zoned AC system allows each zone to be controlled separately for personalized comfort and energy savings unlike a traditional central HVAC system that treats the entire home like one area with a bunch of ductwork and only one thermostat.. Ductless is a simple installation connecting the outdoor unit to the indoor unit with two small pipes. No need for extensive duct runs throughout the house. Ducted options provide the ability to use existing ductwork or make use of shorter duct runs by splitting the large zone into smaller zones. The zones can be individual rooms or larger areas, like an entire floor. Not only does it provide comfort for everyone in a home, but it ensures that no conditioned air goes to waste. When a zone is not in use, you can simply turn that zone off. You are not paying to air condition unused spaces, unlike conventional systems. This precise targeting of heating and cooling saves energy and lowers operating costs. Because different rooms are subject to varying amounts of shade or direct sun, and people move between rooms, temperatures can be different in one room than another. In a single zoned home, in order to cool off a hot spot, you have to lower the temperature throughout the whole home or rely on a window AC or box fan. But with a zoned system, you can eliminate all hot and cold spots within a home. The problem spot becomes its own zone, providing control of the space independent of the rest of the home.