Though our weather right now can be described as anything but “cool,” fall is on its way, making it the perfect time to think about whether or not you need to replace your HVAC system—whether it’s an air conditioner or a heating system you are counting on to work this winter. When our weather is mild, as it is for the most part as we approach the end of the year, our professionals typically have less crammed schedules as they aren’t responding to emergencies.
This makes now the perfect time to think about system installation. But the type of air conditioner or heater you purchase isn’t the only thing you should consider; a zone control system will make either of these provide you with even more comfort.
What’s a Zone Control System?
A zone control system literally helps you control which parts of your home receive heating and cooling. If you’re already familiar with a ductless mini-split system, then you may already have seen this concept at work. Ductless systems utilize individual air handlers that can be turned on or off independently of the others.
However, if your house is like most of our homes throughout the communities we serve, then you utilize ductwork to distribute conditioned air. So whenever your heater or air conditioner turns on, conditioned air goes to every vent throughout your home, whether each particular space needs comfort control or not. This is where adding zone controls is a huge help.
Zone control systems for central air conditioners and heaters are composed of a series of dampers, which are fitted into the ducts. These dampers shut off the flow of air to particular rooms—zones. Local thermostats in each zone controls their relative dampers, and a central control panel manipulates each of the zones as well as reduces the amount of work the AC and heater performs. This allows your HVAC system to work more efficiently, saving you money.
For expert zone control system installation in Navarre, FL, contact Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc.