We are in the heart of summer’s heat, and you may have found yourself in major battles over your single thermostat. It can be hard to please everyone in your home with a single thermostat, and this can be hard on your system if the thermostat is constantly going up and down. A great way to eliminate this battle and help your AC system at the same time is by adding zone control to your air conditioning.
What Is Zone Control?
Zone control refers to motorized dampers that are placed in the return side of your home’s ductwork system. These dampers control the flow of air to the various zones in your home that you’ve designated prior to installation. Zones can be individual rooms, a group of rooms or an entire floor – the decision is up to you.
How Do the Dampers Know When to Open and Close?
Once the zones in your home are designated and the dampers have been installed, the thermostats in each zone and each damper is connected to a main control panel. This panel takes the information from the thermostat in each zone and opens and closes each damper as needed to maintain the temperature that is set in each zone.
What Are the Benefits of Zone Control?
A zone control system not only helps you, it also helps your air conditioning system:
- Customized comfort – every zone gets its own thermostat, allowing you to set the temperature individually in each zone, or even turn off cooling to living spaces that aren’t being used.
- Increased energy efficiency – a zone control system allows you to use only the amount of cooling that you need; this can lower your overall energy usage.
- Less wear and tear on your air conditioning system – when you use less cooling, your system operates less; this reduces the level of wear and tear that can impact your AC.
Interested to see what a zone control system can do for your home in Bolingbrook, IL? Call the experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling today!