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Zoning Systems And Controls

Comfort doesn’t feel the same to everyone, and laying claim to thermostat control is a long-standing household perk. However, with modern HVAC zoning technology, you can accommodate all occupants equally. At Darrow, we can plan, install, and maintain complex systems for customized comfort and increased energy efficiency.

By separating your home/office into “zones” each room or space can be conditioned independent of others. In the case of VRF (variable refrigerant volume) systems, up to 20 zones can be controlled by one single outdoor unit.

Today’s zoning systems are flexible and truly energy-efficient. The upfront cost is higher than it has been in the past but in many cases, a zone control system is the perfect solution for that “problem” space. Whatever your budget may be, we’ll do our best to devise a zoning system that fulfills your every need.

 Contact us today to enjoy the comforts of an HVAC zoning system installed in your home!

 

Benefits of HVAC Zoning Systems

With an HVAC zoning system, you gain full control over the temperature of your home (or office). By dividing the house into zones controlled by individual thermostats, dampers in the ductwork regulate and redirect air to specific regions or rooms. For instance, you can keep the system from kicking on in the areas that you don’t often enter during the day, or personalize individual bedrooms according to their owners’ preference.

Other benefits of a full HVAC zoning system include:

  • Save energy by reducing cooling or heating in rooms that don’t need it.
  • Equipped with “Smart” thermostats, zone controls systems report problems to our office even before you are aware of them.
  • Reduce maintenance costs by sectioning the system and increasing its lifespan.
  • Reduce the heat stratification that is inevitable in rooms with high ceilings open to common areas of your home.

At the base of every zoning system is reliable communication technology that utilizes either hardwired or wireless technology. The thermostat communicates with nearby components to adjust their output to match the requirements in each space, allowing the thermostat to optimize and continually refine performance. 

 

Smart-Apps And Geofencing

Many “smart” thermostats, such as the Nest Learning Thermostat, or the Lennox i-Comfort are Wi-Fi capable and can be conveniently managed with your smartphone. All you have to do is install a companion app, and you can control your thermostat from anywhere in your home.

Smart thermostats are also capable of geofencing. If you forget to turn off your thermostat when you leave the house, the system will recognize that you’re away and turn itself down to a preset temperature. Similarly, as you’re driving home and are within a certain distance of your house, the system will turn itself back on so your home is at an ideal temperature when you arrive.

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