Anything that can make your air conditioner more energy efficient, particularly during the height of summer, is a great thing for you, your home and your air conditioner. One way to maximize both energy efficiency and personal comfort is to add a zone control system to your air conditioning. A zone control system gives you the ultimate control over how, when, and at what temperature you cool your home, including the ability to turn off cooling to rooms that aren’t being utilized. Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning has installed many zone control systems over the years, and our customers have seen first-hand the benefits of using them.
How Does a Zone Control System Work?
The first thing to understand about a zone control system is how it works. A system of motorized dampers is installed into your ductwork. Each damper is connected to, and controlled by, its own thermostat. These thermostats are wired into a control panel that manages your entire system. Zones are defined by you and can be anything from single rooms to entire floors – the choice is yours.
What Are the Benefits of Zone Control?
- Better energy efficiency – with a zone control system, you choose which areas of your home get cooled, when they are cooled, and to what temperatures. Most people have rooms or spaces in their homes that don’t require the constant cooling of a communal space, such as a kitchen. Having the ability to reduce the amount of cooling you use converts to less energy usage – after all, if you are cooling less, you don’t need your AC to run as much.
- Better personal comfort – with your home divided into zones, different temperatures can be set for each zone, allowing for better comfort.
- Less wear on your system – when you cool only what you need, your air conditioner will operate less; this helps lessen the amount of wear.
Are You Ready to Get in the Zone?
A zone control system gives you a level of control over your indoor temperature and air conditioning system you just won’t see with a single thermostat. However, installation can be complex as it involves your ductwork and electrical system, so it is best to call a professional when it comes to installation. If you are ready to gain better control over your HVAC system, call Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning for professional air conditioning service in Redlands.