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Here’s Why You Should Consider Zone Control

As homeowners, we are all looking for ways to save a few extra dollars every month, right? Well, one way we can do that is by thinking about the ways in which we use energy. When our heating and cooling systems are energy efficient, we spend less time worrying about costly HVAC repairs and high utility bills. No matter the season, there are always ways that you can improve your home’s energy efficiency. So, where do you begin?

There are many ways to boost your heating and cooling efficiency, but this week, we are going to be talking about one way in particular. Installing a zone control system grants homeowners ultimate control over their heating and cooling systems, increasing efficiency and lowering monthly spending costs. Below, we have listed just some of the many benefits of installing a zone control system in your home. Keep reading to learn more. 

What is a Zone Control System? How Does it Work?

A zone control system is a series of dampers that are installed throughout the ductwork of your HVAC system. These dampers can open and close to direct the flow of air through the ducts, splitting them into different zones. Each zone may be controlled by an individual thermostat or a master thermostat. So, what are the benefits?

Increased Energy Efficiency

The most important benefit of installing a zone control system is increased energy efficiency. Far too often, homeowners waste tons of energy heating and cooling unoccupied spaces of their homes. With a zone control system, you can control exactly which rooms will be heated or cooled throughout the day. This drastically limits energy waste and lowers monthly heating and cooling costs. Plus, individual thermostats allow you to control the temperature of the air going into each room, boosting efficiency even more!

Individualized Comfort

One unique advantage of a zone control system is that it allows for individualized comfort. Since each zone is controlled by an individual thermostat, you can adjust the temperature in one room or zone without affecting the comfort of another family member.

Fewer Repairs

When your heating or cooling system operates more efficiently, it is going to require fewer repairs. When an HVAC system struggles to do its job, tremendous strain is placed on its components. With a zone control system, you can cut off air to certain areas of your home, so your heater or air conditioning won’t have to work as hard.

Reduced Heating and Cooling Challenges

Certain architectural features can prove to be a real challenge to your heater or air conditioner. Features such as high or vaulted ceilings, loft spaces, basements, and wall-to-wall windows make it hard for your heater or AC to heat or cool your home evenly. A zone control system allows you to separate these spaces from other areas of your home, allowing for even heating and cooling.

Call A Professional

For all things HVAC in Clovis, CA, be sure to contact a professional. Your professional HVAC technician will ensure that your new zone control system is properly integrated into your existing ductwork.

To learn more about zone control systems, contact the team at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. 


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