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How Zone Control Can Improve Your Air Conditioning System

If you’ve had a central air conditioning system for any substantial length of time, you probably know the various little quirks that affect how it cools your home. Maybe some rooms are warmer while your air conditioner is operating, while others are cooler. Maybe some rooms have trouble staying cool at all, either because they’re poorly insulated, facing the sun, or both. Either way, you’re probably at least partially aware that your air conditioning system is not perfect.

Central air conditioning systems have a tendency to waste energy, both because they cool rooms that aren’t being used and because they apply the same amount of cooling across the entire house. Don’t worry, though! You don’t need an entirely new air conditioner to solve this problem. All you need is a zone control system. Let’s take a look at what a zone control system is, and how it can improve your air conditioning system.

Zone Control

A zone control system is a set of dampers, which are installed throughout the ducts in your home. Each damper is essentially a large valve, which is opened or closed by its own thermostat. Each room in the house has its own thermostat installed, which corresponds to the damper in the ducts leading to it. When an individual thermostat calls for cool air, it opens its individual damper and activates the air conditioner.

Benefits of Zone Control

By compartmentalizing your home into zones, a zone control system allows each room to set its own temperature. This prevents your air conditioning system from wasting energy by conditioning rooms that don’t need it, while also eliminating the hot and cold spots created by air conditioning systems without zone control.

If you’d like to have a zone control system installed in your home, call Speedy AC Service. We provide zone control systems throughout Port St. Lucie, FL.

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