A zoned control system is a lot like a traditional cooling and heating system, but with one important difference. Instead of forcing air into all rooms in the house at the same time, the system is zoned and equipped with several thermostats. Zoning the heating and cooling system allows you the heat and cool different areas of your home independently, so maximum air is pushed to where it is needed. This cuts down on energy waste and provides a more comfortable living environment.
Benefits of a Zone Control System
Decreased home-energy costs. A zoned system increases the efficiency of any heating and air conditioning system, and can decrease heating and cooling costs by as much as 30%. Zoning your home gives you the ability to set your system to more energy-efficient temperature levels in rooms that are not being used.
Increased comfort in your home. Most HVAC systems work with only a single thermostat that controls the temperature in the entire home. In most homes, one centrally located thermostat cannot effectively control the temperature for the whole house. We’re all familiar with the limitations of such systems. For example, rooms with south-facing windows are generally warmer then north-facing rooms, and rooms with high ceilings need more cool air than rooms with standard ceilings. A zoned system accounts for these different scenarios and allows each zone to meet demands accordingly.
Convenience. With several thermostats in your home, this zoning system allows you to set the temperature for the room you are in without having to move to another part of the house to make changes.
How Motorized Modulating Dampers Work
Motorized modulating dampers work inside your ductwork by opening and closing in partial increments so you can fine-tune zoned areas for maximum comfort. Heated or cooled air is then distributed to the various parts of your home as needed. This allows you to reduce the heating and cooling to an unused part of your home and can substantially reduce your energy bills.
Should I Install a Zone Control System?
Consider installing a Zone Control System if:
You added or plan to add a new room addition.
You have rooms with many windows.
Rooms have high ceilings.
Long distances between rooms.
Rooms with heat producing equipment/appliances.
You have rooms that are rarely used.
Call us today at (818) 772-6215, and one of our specialists would be happy to assist you with deciding on a Zone Control System.