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Why You Need a Professional to Install Your Zone Control

A little while back, we talked about the ways that a zone control system can help improve your air conditioning and heating systems. This series of dampers and thermostats is great for directing air flow only where it is needed, cutting down on energy waste and increasing comfort levels. As great as zone control is, however, it is not easy to install. So, lest you be tempted to attempt it yourself, here are some reasons why you need a professional to install a zone control system for you.

Air Flow Calculations

Your ducts are designed for centralized forced-air systems, which means they aren’t really meant to handle something like a zone control system. If a zone control system is installed without any alterations to the duct structure, you could end up forcing too much air down a narrow path in the ducts. This decreases air flow, and makes quite a bit of noise. In order to prevent this from happening, one of several alterations can be made. The ducts can be made wider, or the dampers can be altered just enough to vent excess air pressure. Either way, though, you’re going to need professional help to make those adjustments.

Electrical Work

Your home carries an immense amount of power through its walls, in the form of the electrical grid. Exposure to that much electricity can easily cause serious injury or death, which is why you should never, ever do your own electrical work. In order for the zone control system to work properly, it has to be wired into the home’s power grid, as well as the forced air systems. You should only ever trust a professional to do this for you.

If you need a zone control system installed, call Speedy Air Conditioning Service. We serve all of Stuart, FL.

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