In a crowded building or office space, the thermostat can be a major point of contention for coworkers. Some like it nice and warm, others want to keep it cool, and some want to change the temperature day by day. This can cause headaches for managers who have much better things to do than police the thermostat during the day.
But what if your employees and tenants could control the thermostat room by room and floor by floor? Or better yet, what if you could reduce heat and AC use in unused areas of your facility, while keeping areas of high foot traffic regulated throughout the day? Both of these things are possible when you choose a zoned heating and cooling system.
Zoned heating and cooling systems allow you to change the temperature in multiple areas of a facility. This is especially useful for two-story buildings where one is in use more than the other. You can reduce heating and cooling in unused rooms or floors while keeping your busiest areas closely monitored. The result is cost savings for your facility, and happier coworkers all around.
Zone heating is considered best practice in both residential and commercial settings. At MaintenX, we encourage all of our clients to upgrade to this system as it helps them save money and feel more comfortable at the office. Zoned heating can also reduce your energy consumption and therefore carbon footprint. It’s the ideal choice all around.
However, zoned heating and cooling system upgrades can be pricey. Here are just a few reasons why we at MaintenX urge you to consider the upgrade despite the upfront costs:
Zoned heating and cooling puts you in control.
When you install a zoned heating and cooling system, you can control multiple thermostats from one master panel. Depending on the occupancy of the zone, you can adjust to provide more comfort or a temperature similar to the outside environment to save money. Warehouses that are not often used can be hotter in the summer and cooler in the winter, while your main office building can remain a comfortable temperature all year long.
You can easily integrate zoning into your current HVAC system.
While zoning system technology can be a pricey upfront investment, it is easy to install and incorporate with any current HVAC system. You may have to make small adjustments to your unit, but most of it should be straightforward to install. Talk to your MaintenX technician to find out what the costs and requirements will be for your facility to incorporate zoned climate control.
Save money on your power bill.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings with zoned heating and cooling can lower their power bills by up to 30% during hot and cold months. These savings can virtually pay for the more expensive upgrade to a zoned heating system. If your facility’s energy consumption is through the roof during the summer and winter, a zoned system may be the perfect solution.
These systems are quiet.
A traditional HVAC system makes a lot of noise because it is constantly forcing hot or cold air through the entire building. Because zoned systems reduce the neat for heating and air conditioning, your HVAC system can take a much-needed break. This reduction in power demand will also make your HVAC system operate much more quietly throughout the day.
Your zoned system will stand the test of time.
Traditional HVAC systems last between 10 and 15 years on average with proper maintenance. While you may not be replacing your HVAC system frequently, you can get even more use out of a zoned heating and cooling system. Because they are more energy efficient, zoned systems can last up to 25 years with proper maintenance.
At MaintenX we want to fit you with the right HVAC solution for your facility. Talk to one of our technicians today to learn if zoned heating and cooling is right for you.