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Take Greater Control Over Your AC This Summer!

Monday, June 27th, 2016

We’ve all been there. You set the thermostat, and before long another member of your household is complaining about being too chilly or that the house is still too hot. When you don’t live by yourself, keeping everyone happy and comfortable by setting just one temperature throughout the entire house is a bit of an uphill battle. Of course, you also may not want to cool every area of your home to the same temperature throughout, even if you do live by yourself. Fortunately for you, taking greater control over the way in which you use your AC is actually quite simple. Just consider the use of a zone control system in Bolingbrook, IL.

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3 Reasons to Add Zone Control to Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, August 10th, 2015

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.

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Is Zone Control Air Conditioning Right for My Home?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Zone control air conditioning systems offer a number of advantages over non-zoned centralized systems. Here in Bolingbrook, IL, summer is on its way, and now is the perfect time to consider an upgrade or replacement to a zone control system. “But is zone control air conditioning right for my home?” we hear you ask. That depends, and you should always consult an expert before pulling the trigger. But here are a few things to think about while considering a zone control system.

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Air Conditioning Tip: How to Get the Most Out of Your Zone Control AC System

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

A zone control system is an energy saving upgrade for your Plainfield home’s air conditioner that can save you quite a bit of money on your cooling bills. But it is important that you use the system to its fullest to ensure you get the most you can out of it.

To start, you should ensure that your zones are well defined. Zone control systems allow multiple thermostats to be installed throughout your home, but those zones should be designated carefully to match your household usage patterns. For example, a single zone can be set for upstairs bedrooms that are generally empty for the same period of time each day. However, you might want separate zones for your living room and kitchen – where you spend time equally but are doing different things and therefore have different cooling needs.

Most zone control systems have digital thermostats, meaning you can program them carefully to turn on and off at certain times of the day. You can turn your upstairs cooling off automatically at 8am every day after everyone leaves for school and work, and then leave it off for a few hours after everyone gets home until just before bed time. Simultaneously, you can lock the thermostat in places that are rarely occupied like your attic or basement. You may want cooling available in these spaces, but it isn’t worthwhile to spend the money to have them cooled regularly.

A good zone control system should be used to supply cooling to those rooms that need it only when necessary. So, make sure you and your family understand exactly when the air conditioner should be on and which thermostats can be used and when. If used properly, such a system can reduce your cooling bill significantly each year without sacrificing anyone’s comfort. For more information about installing a zone control system in Plainfield, give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today!

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