Zoning Control: 10 Reasons Why Zoning System Is Important
The Zoning System is essential when applied to various environments that have different thermal and air conditioning requirements. It is true when a large area of consideration is taken into account. The classifications for the requirements are people, materials, equipment, weather condition, building design structure, and those that interfere with good heating and cooling systems. Let us term the old system, before the zoning control system, as a conventional system. There are other systems to compare the zoning control system, but we use the traditional system as our “control” system.
Below are ten important reasons to use the zoning system on heating and cooling structures.
The house, building, or towers may range from small to large areas that need the required zoning control system. See notes for reasons that are not included but may affect the decision-making process when choosing the system design.
Maximized Comfort and Health benefits.
There are different functions and requirements when we consider infants, teens, and adults. Infants are usually warm-bodied that need lower temperature compared to senior-aged adults. Regarding the rooms that they frequently hang around is key to setting different thermal or cooling temperatures. The occupants can identify and set different temperature levels for each room for the zoning control system. Conventional systems use ducts that use a lot of space and consume so much material and labor cost. Air ducts have so many air conditioning losses. Air condition flow is too slow,
Hotels have different requirements as well. The reception area or hall gives the first impression of incoming guests. That area should be adequately ventilated and air-conditioned to provide maximum comfort and good ambiance. After all, guests are tired and need an immediate place to unwind while waiting for the availability of the room.
A large conference venue may apply a zoning-controlled HVAC system. It makes the identification of zones that need minimum and maximum flow easier. Some consideration to this area can apply. An example is when the heat of the sun is on one side of the room at a specific time of the day. Participants may feel the heat prompting them to move away. This situation can lead to unorganized seating arrangements.
Restaurants, banks, hospitals, and business centers have different requirements as well. Comfort and health are taken into consideration for customer or patient satisfaction. Zoning control systems are much better to implement than conventional systems since airflow can be directed away from high-risk areas for airborne viruses.
The conventional system is not for recommendation in hospitals or clinics for airborne contagion. The air conditioning using a traditional system must consider redesigning to cater to the requirement of natural airflow. Moreover, it is difficult and costly to redesign and change the system. It lacks portability and flexibility for changes and revisions. A study for contagions should have natural airflow. The Zoning control system has an advantage over the conventional system method. Further study on the best approach to stop or reduce the contagion must first be done, especially for the covid19 virus.
Cleaner air Ventilation and Enhanced Air Circulation/Flow
Due to efficient zoning control systems, there are pressure differences between zones. These will enhance ventilation and airflow for greater chances of filtration. Thus, achieving Quality air and desired humidity.
Good air quality and flow are recommendations for establishments that cater to crowded areas due to the current pandemic. The kitchen should also have this clean air provision to avoid fumes and heat coming from the kitchen. Aside from the heat and noise coming from the kitchen, exhaust fans should be working with the zoning control system such that it would not escape to other areas of concern.
Uniform air Ventilation.
It is a challenge for the conventional system. Some areas of concern are sometimes out of the range for this type of air conditioning system. The zoning control system has proved to be more efficient than conventional systems since it can be programmed to change airflow and ventilation as needed. The service provider should do this programming as they have the tools to check the flow.
Reduced Energy Consumption.
Everyone is taking into consideration global warming. Using energy with no wastage contributes to the goal of an environment-friendly home. The concept of zoning is to divert and control the use of air conditioning to areas where it is needed while reducing the flow from regions that don’t need it. Due to rising energy costs, energy consumption for the Zoning control system will balance or reduce the cost. Data from similar zoning control systems can be between 10 percent to 25 percent reduction. It is due to the direct input of the zone system versus the conventional method. It significantly reduces consumption when computed in annual savings, thus achieving a quality and efficient zoning control system.
Reduction of daily air conditioning usage can lead to cost savings. When computing cost savings yearly, it will amount to substantial cost savings. To get the amount of these cost savings, compute the air conditioning cost of the total volume of the area less the cost of the zoning control system area. Actual cost savings data is present on a house that has a modification in its HVAC from conventional to the zoning control system.
The computation is via percentages, including the maintenance, labor, and cleaning costs, which is also in the cost savings. Shutdown avoidance cost is also included in the cost savings.
The conventional system makes the HVAC work full time leading to overloaded equipment. Maintenance and parts replacement are necessary for traditional methods, while zoning control systems don’t overload due to scheduled operating hours and diverted loading. It will reduce parts replacement and labor costs. Avoidance costs also can be included, such as lost operating costs for unproductive employees.
It Is More Flexible.
The implementation of the zoning control system makes the house flexible in terms of capability. If an area does not need it, why not divert it to somewhere of value. It will help the system work efficiently and not waste any heat or cooling. Productivity is included in flexibility since a well-ventilated workplace is more productive than a poorly ventilated area. A well-conditioned site gives a vibrant environment that promotes good health and a dynamic workplace.
Systems that exhibit cost reduction or savings also have an impact on maintenance reduction. An efficient system causes machines to run at standard operating times and does not overload machines, thus reducing parts maintenance or breakdown maintenance. When machine breakdown becomes longer, machine parts have more prolonged life usage. It is also included in cost reduction and cost avoidance.
Maintenance for the zoning control system can partially be shut down while the system is still operational in other zones. Parts are simplified and easy to change and maintained.
In a conventional system, the total shutdown is a must. Several operational interruptions for a traditional method may lead to business losses for some time during the shutdown.
Increase in System Efficiency
To achieve a quality and efficient zoning control system, it must be in its maximum efficiency. Through this, the operational percentage is completed, and it makes the customers worry-free.
There is an avoidance in system shutdown due to repairs, and the company will not receive any complaints, making it a plus factor for everyone.No hiccups and no work disruption.
Overall Customer Satisfaction.
Most companies prioritize their customers by providing them satisfaction with their products. It will gain customer loyalty and increase service promoters at the same time. The relationship between the customer to product/service provider will make a closer bond wherein the perception of product assurance, reliability, responsiveness, and empathy will change to positive. Likewise, the product/service provider workforce is keener towards customer satisfaction. See below for more reminders.
Wrapping It Up
The reasons defined above can be a factor of decision when upgrading or designing the system. It is still the decision of the customer to pick out the preferred system since the customer’s financial capability to invest still matters. A quality and efficient zoning control system is crucial in maintaining customer satisfaction.
One should consult the company and give the intent to buy notice after the consultation. It is to make sure any investment serves the purpose and will result in good relations between customer and product service provider. Discuss with the product provider for other options available, or they can offer some alternatives.
The System or product availability factor or reason is not included since the customer location may not be applicable. Or the company does not have jurisdiction over the area of the customer. Check also power requirements as you may be overloading the building structure. Products or services need clarification with building code officials of a particular city. Some products or services may be legal in some locations for heating and air conditioning.