Winter is over, and the weather is already starting to heat up. You are likely already deep in preparation for the sweltering heat of summer, doing things like scheduling air conditioning maintenance. That’s all well and good, but there are plenty of additional ways that you can make your home as cool and comfortable as possible this year. One of those ways is zone control. Let’s take a look at zone control, and how it can help you this spring.
A zone control system is a series of dampers, which are installed throughout the ducts in your home. These dampers split the duct network into a series of zones, each of which has its own thermostat. The dampers open and close to control the flow of air through the ducts. When an individual thermostat detects a need for air conditioning, it will open the appropriate dampers and activate the AC system. This allows you to control the level of air conditioning output that goes to each part of the home, rather than blasting the entire home at once.
Advantages of a Zone Control System
A zone control system solves the main disadvantages associated with centralized air conditioning systems. A central AC normally can’t change the amount of cool air it directs to each part of the home. It’s either on, or it isn’t. This blanket solution leads to the formation of hot and cold spots throughout the house, and wastes quite a bit of energy on empty rooms that don’t need any kind of air conditioning system at all. With a zone control system, you can both make your air conditioning system more energy efficient, and yourself more comfortable.
If you’d like to know more about zone control, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer a full range of zone control services throughout Chicago, IL.