How zoning can be used to reduce your air con running costs

Tips for choosing the correct size ducted system

When you’re looking to install the ideal ducted air con in your home, it’s important to understand air conditioning zoning and how it can save you money.

For example, while you can have zoned areas which allow your new air conditioner to cool or heat areas more quickly; ask yourself, is that really how you use your home day to day?

Instead, if you want to be able to have multiple areas running at the same time, then you’ll need to install an appropriate sized unit. Even if you’ve been told you can get by with a smaller unit (sometimes called a “day/night” system), this may not be the best solution. You’ll always be stuck with a house that never properly cools down or warm up.

That’s why it can be a better option to install a larger sized air conditioner in your home. Talk to your air con expert to find out more!

What is an air con zone?

An air conditioner zone is generally defined as a single room in your home. Zones can have “scenes” (or timers) that allow you, for example, to switch the bedroom zone on before bedtime to ensure a comfy temperature.

What is an air con zone?

An air conditioner zone is generally defined as a single room in your home. Zones can have “scenes” (or timers) that allow you, for example, to switch the bedroom zone on before bedtime to ensure a comfy temperature.

The different types of air con zoning

When you’re choosing a ducted air conditioner, you may be able to select between:

Standard zoning

The standard air con zoning allows you only to switch on and off each room or zone at the same temperature. For example, if your home air con is set to 25°, then any zone that is on will be set at that 25°.

Modulating zones

By contrast, this type of air conditioning zoning doesn’t simply turn the air on and off to each room at the overall house temperature. Instead, each room’s temperature can be set independently.

You can imagine how useful modulating zones can be when one side of your house is exposed to more sun (or less sun in winter). You can easily set that particular zone to deal with this situation.

What’s more, modulating zones can even help prevent those family arguments that inevitably occur when one person wants a slightly warmer room than another!

A modulating zone system identifies which areas are furthest from the set temperature point, and gives them priority when cooling or heating. So if a room is at the far end of the house, the system will direct more air to that room to make sure it is comfortably sitting at your desired temperature.  This clever feature helps to focus energy usage on where it needs to be to ensure your comfort.

All of this adds up to a more cost-effective air conditioning solution for your home.

 

 

Contact Jaric Air Conditioning for expert advice on your home air con

The expert team at Jaric can offer you the advice you need for your air conditioning zoning. To find out more, call Jaric Electrical & Air Conditioning on 1300 452 742 or contact us online.

 

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