If you’re a homeowner in the northeast, every winter brings a dilemma.
On one hand, you don’t want to spend the next few months paying huge utility bills. But on the other hand, you want to make sure you and your family are warm and comfortable.
The answer to this dilemma may rest with what’s known as a multi zone HVAC system.
What is a multi-zone HVAC system?
A home that has a zoned system is one that’s divided into sections based on each area’s need for heating or cooling.
Instead of having one unit that heats or cools the entire building, a zoned home uses a network of smaller, energy-efficient units to send warm or cool air into each section.
Is zone heating and cooling right for my home?
According to Mitsubishi, there are several types of homes that can benefit from a zoned system:
- Any home with more than one story
- Homes with finished – and livable – basements
- Historic homes where traditional ductwork is impractical or impossible
- Rooms that you’d otherwise not use because they get too hot in the summer or too cold during the winter
- Rooms that have high ceilings or big windows
And in some cases, the question of installing a zoned system might have as much to do with your family as with your house. If you have a big family that always seems to be squabbling over the thermostat, a multi zone HVAC system may work for you.
When should I make the switch to a zoned HVAC system?
Let’s be clear: overhauling your HVAC system isn’t a small project. But there are times where it makes sense to undergo this kind of change.
If you’re already doing a home renovation project that involves modernizing your house, why not modernize your HVAC system as well.
And if you’re getting rid of an outdated, ducted HVAC system, don’t just replace the old system with more of the same. That kind of job will be costly and inefficient in the long run.
Instead, opt for a newer, multi-room system, which can utilize your existing ductwork but offer much more efficient and comfortable heating and cooling.
But you don’t have to have ductwork to have a multi-zone heating and cooling system. You can place indoor units around the house – on walls, floors, or ceilings – depending on your needs.
“No walls need be torn down, and the units can be carefully placed to blend in to the aesthetics of both the interior and the exterior of the home,” Mitsubishi says on its website. “They eliminate the logistical and cosmetic challenges that come with a traditional, forced-air system. They also allow you to experience room-by-room comfort.”
If you think multi-zone cooling and heating is right for you and your home, turn to All Seasons Comfort Control. We carry multi-zone systems from Mitsubishi Electric, designed cut energy costs and deliver optimal comfort for your family.