Homes that use central air conditioning hooked up to ductwork are in something of an “all-or-nothing” bind. Each time the AC comes on, every room that has a vent receives conditioned air. Although convenient, it is also wasteful when used on empty rooms. If your house is big enough, there is probably always an unoccupied room or two receiving cooling it doesn’t need when the AC turns on.
But there is a solution to this dilemma: zone control. You can have HVAC professionals install a zone control system into your home that divides up the ventilation network with dampers that can shut off cooling to individual rooms. Through a series of local thermostats and a central thermostat, you can control which areas (or zones) of your home receive cooled air.
3 benefits of a zone control system
- Lower utility bills: It is wasteful spending energy to cool down rooms that don’t need it. If you live in a large house or have rooms, such as guest rooms, that are frequently untenanted, having a zone control system that can shut down cooling to unoccupied areas will create significant savings every month.
- Individual comfort: It’s hard to find a general temperature for a home that will suit everyone in it, since each person’s comfort needs are different. Zone control allows everyone in a home to manipulate the temperature where they are through local thermostats, which helps keep everyone content.
- Even temperature distribution: Sending out cool air to the whole house at once can result in many rooms becoming too cold. However, you can create a program with the thermostats that cools rooms in a sequence that allows for more even temperatures throughout the house. This will create much better comfort levels.
Interested in having zone control installed for your home? Then contact Kool Breeze for service in Fort Walton Beach, FL and throughout Northwest Florida.