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How Does Zone Heating Work?

Friday, February 20th, 2015

If you’ve been looking for a way to customize your heating, you may want to consider the installation of zone heating in your Woodland Park, CO, home. Zone heating allows you to heat your home in independent zones, as designated by you. There’ll be no more complaints about being too hot or too cold, issues with uneven heating or wasting energy heating space no one is in. So how does zone heating work? We’ll explain below.

The Main Components

These are the main components in a zone heating system:

  • The motorized dampers
  • The main control panel
  • The thermostats for each zone

The first step of any zone heating installation is determining with your technician what the zones will be. Zones can be individual rooms, a group of rooms, a floor of your home, etc.; the decision is yours. Once the zones are designated, your supply ducts are outfitted with motorized dampers that are connected to a main control panel. The technician will then install a thermostat into each zone and connect each thermostat to the control panel. When the system is operational, the control panel will open and close the motorized dampers as needed to maintain the temperatures set in each zone.

Why Consider Installing Zone Heating?

Here are some reasons why zone heating may be a good choice for your home:

  • Customized comfort – as mentioned above, zone heating systems allow you to customize your comfort throughout your home, increasing comfort and functionality.
  • Better energy efficiency – a zone heating system allows you to use only the heating you need because you can shut down a zone without affecting the rest of your duct system.
  • Less wear on your heating system – when you use only the amount of heating you need, your system runs less; this helps reduce the amount of wear on your system.

If zone heating in your Woodland Park, CO, home sounds like it may be a good option, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today!

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Which Parts of My Home Can I Control with Home Automation?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

We all know that feeling: did you leave the toaster oven on? Is the front door locked? And when you ask yourself these questions, you are at least an hour away. But imagine being able to ask yourself those questions without the panic by being able to pick-up your smart device and actually check these things. This is what home automation for your Woodland Park, CO, home is all about: convenience, security and support, all at your fingertips.

All in One Place

Each home automation system works a little differently, but the systems and appliances that can be automated in your home are largely up to you. The Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning automation product of choice is the Nexia Home Intelligence system, which allows you to put a maximum of 230 compatible products onto the system. However, most automation systems will help you control most, if not all, of the following:

  • Electrical system
  • Lighting
  • Temperature setting and programming
  • Certain plumbed appliances
  • Door locks/security locks
  • Security systems, including security cameras
  • HVAC system
  • Audio-visual system

Many home automation systems can also send you alerts. Alerts can be related to the systems in your home, such as in regard to a power outage, or security alerts. With some home automation systems you can see real-time video with active security cameras or turn on your dishwasher. The bottom line is that you decide what you want to control.

What Are the Benefits of Home Automation?

There are some key benefits of home automation that make it worth consideration:

  • Better energy efficiency – not only can you program the energy-using systems in your home, many home automation systems allow you to monitor and track your energy usage.
  • Security and safety – you can manage security cameras, lock and unlock doors and turn up the lights at dusk, all from your smart device.
  • Convenience – the management of your household can be put at your fingertips, making home automation incredible convenient and easy to use.

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment for home automation services in Woodland Park, CO.

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