As summer gets closer and closer, more and more people are going to start using their central air conditioners to keep cool. As great as central air conditioning is, though, it has its share of disadvantages. Central AC suffers from its “one size fits all” approach to home cooling. It can cool all of the home, or none of it; there is no variance at all. Unfortunately, this creates hot and cold spots in many houses where rooms have differences in insulation. It also means that the system wastes a lot of output on empty rooms. Fortunately, there is a solution to these disadvantages. Read on to find out more about the benefits of zone control.
What Is Zone Control?
A zone control system is a series of dampers installed in the ducts. These dampers can open or close to direct the flow of air through the ducts. One damper is assigned to each room, with a corresponding thermostat installed in that room. When the temperature in a room calls for cooling, it opens the appropriate damper and activates the air conditioner. This allows each room to set its own temperature, without affecting the rest of the house.
Benefits of Zone Control
By utilizing zone control, you can largely eliminate the two biggest causes of energy waste in your air conditioning system. Each room can be individually climate controlled, which means that empty rooms do not have to receive cooling and hot and cold spots can be eliminated. Instead of cooling the entire house all at once, your air conditioner can be focused only on areas that need it, which saves you money.
If you’d like to install a zone control system in your home, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We install and service zone control systems throughout Chicago, IL.