Heating season isn’t too far off, which means now is the ideal time to get your home ready for the cold weather. There are a number of good steps to take, like scheduling preventive maintenance for your heating system. If you’re using a centralized forced air system, though, there’s one more thing that you can do to make sure that you are properly prepared. Let’s take a look at how zone control can help your heating system this winter.
If you’re not familiar with it, a zone control system is designed to give you control over which parts of your home receive heat. It does this by splitting your home’s ducts up into zones, using a number of large dampers that can open or close to direct the air flow. Each of these zones has a thermostat installed in it, which controls both the dampers inside it and the climate control systems. When a thermostat calls for heat, it opens the dampers so that the zone can receive the output. The dampers in the other zones remain closed, unless they also require heating. This grants you a much finer degree of control over your indoor climate.
Advantages of Zone Control
A zone control system addresses two of the worst disadvantages for centralized forced air climate control systems. Normally, a furnace or heat pump can only heat all of the home, or none of it. This creates hot and cold spots in areas of the home with different insulation, as well as wasting energy on rooms that don’t need it. With zone control, you can make your heating system more energy efficient, and your home more comfortable.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service provides zone control installation services throughout Palm City, FL. If you need zone control services, call today for an appointment.