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How Does a Zone Control System Work?

When you are looking for an efficient way to heat and cool your home while still getting the most out of your HVAC system, then a zone control system is an excellent consideration. This allows you to separate your home into different “zones” in order to condition each room apart from the others. Keep reading to learn more about how this works and some of the benefits of installing a system such as this.

How Does a Zone Control System Work?

A zone control system, as referenced above, breaks your living space up into different temperature zones. Each zone has its own thermostat, where that room’s temperature can be controlled independently of the others in your home.

These thermostats are all wired into a central control panel, as are electronic dampers that are installed in your ductwork. So as you adjust the temperature in any single location in the home, the corresponding dampers adjust as well, to allow more or less conditioned air into their specific space.

What Are the Benefits?

Usually, if you use a whole-house central air conditioning system, you cool the entire house to just one temperature. A zone control system, however, lets you maintain different temperatures throughout your home, allowing your whole family to live comfortably without wasting energy in areas that don’t need conditioning. For example, a guest room is not necessarily going to need as much heating in the winter time as say, a baby’s room would.

An added benefit to this is that your family likely has different temperature preferences. A zone control system eliminates the conflict that can arise when setting the temperatures for the home. This allows you much more control over the way you heat and cool your home and ensures that your entire household is comfortable.

To schedule the installation of a zone control system for your Chicago, IL home, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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