Zoned Heating & Cooling Control Systems
One of the major faults of the standard central HVAC system is that it is an all-or-nothing proposition. When the air conditioner or heater comes on, the blower fan sends the conditioned air through the ductwork to every vent in the home, even to empty rooms that don’t need temperature adjustment. Closing off registers in these rooms won’t help much, and the AC and heater will end up expending the same amount of energy.
You don’t need to simply accept this situation though. You can install a zone control system. Zone control systems can also be retrofitted to your existing system.
How Zone Air Conditioning and Zone Heating Work
How does a zone control system even operate? The basics involve a series of dampers that are installed into the ductwork of your ventilation system. You’ll determine how many separate zones you want (you can opt for as little as two—one for the upstairs and one for the downstairs—to as many as there are rooms).
The dampers are connected to a dedicated thermostat placed within each zone. The thermostat controls whether the damper is open or closed and if the air is allowed to flow through to the zone. Each local thermostat networks to a central control panel so the homeowner can manipulate all zones at once.
Ways Zone Heating and Cooling Are Beneficial
Here are a few of the advantages of having a zone control system can bring you:
- Energy savings: This is the #1 reason that most people have zone control installed. It allows you to send your conditioned air exactly where you need it, saving money on your energy bills. This is especially helpful if you live in a large house or one that has a guest room that is often untenanted.
- Personalized comfort: Are you tired of people in your household arguing over how to set the temperature? Zone control gives each person control over the temperature in their location through the local thermostats.
- Comfort tailored to each room: There’s no reason that you have to apply the same temperature to each room in your house. Some rooms may need higher temperatures (an infant’s room) and some lower temperatures (the kitchen). Zone control allows you to adjust the temperature to fit a room’s purpose.
Contact Us for Zone Control Services
At Bud Matthews Services, we offer complete services for zone control systems, from new installation and retrofits to repairs. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a service call, you can call us any time! We are conveniently located in Chapel Hill Nc and serve the surrounding areas. We would love to talk with you about how a zone control system could be right for you. Call 919-929-0203 today!