Winter is still a little ways away, but now is the time to prepare your home for the coldest months of the year. A big part of that is making sure that your home heating system is in good condition. We are not just talking about being free of problems, either. Centralized forced air heating systems can be rather energy inefficient, mostly due to their inability to modulate output. Either the heating system is on, or it isn’t.
There is no way to actually change the level of output between rooms, which is a problem because each room warms or cools at a different rate from the others. This leads to a lot of hot and cold spots, which are quite uncomfortable. Centralized heating systems also can’t avoid wasting energy on empty rooms. If you want your living room to be warmer, you are going to have to heat the whole house to do it. There is a way to fix this problem, though. You just need to have a zone control system professionally installed.
How Zone Control Works
Zone control splits your house up into different zones by using dampers installed in your ducts. These dampers open or close to direct the flow of air through the ventilation system. Each damper has its own thermostat, which is installed in the nearest room. When the local thermostat calls for heat, it opens the appropriate damper and activates the heater. This allows your heating system to heat only the parts of your house that need it. With zone control, you can make your home both more comfortable and more energy efficient.
If you would like to know more about zone control, call Speedy Air Conditioning Service. We provide comprehensive zone control services throughout Stuart, FL.