What makes you feel the most comfortable at home? There can be many answers to this, from the proper ventilation to a cozy atmosphere to the right temperature. Thanks to modern HVAC systems, you can now live in complete comfort within your home throughout the year.
Having said that, if you live in a household that has a forced-air distribution system, like a gas furnace or a central AC, know that there is still some scope for improvement. All you need to do is install a zone control system in your home.
Keep reading to learn more about zone control systems and how they help you govern the temperature in your home according to your unique needs!
What Is A Zone Control System?
You must have heard about zone control systems from your friends or neighbors. A zone control system is an HVAC system that effectively monitors and controls the temperature of each room in your home. Zone control systems are a great way to save money, especially if you have infrequently used rooms, rooms that heat or cool unevenly, or if your family members have different temperature preferences.
A well-functioning zone control system uses a single zone unitary HVAC equipment to manage the heating and cooling of different rooms. It works in synchronicity with the thermostat to provide only as much hot air and cool air in a room as needed at a time. How efficiently it is working also depends on the layout and duct placement of the HVAC system.
Types Of Zone Control Systems
Ductless Zone Control Systems
A ductless zone control system is the most popular system of all. You can install the thermostats, room by room, all of which would contain a built-in thermometer. The zone control systems come with a remote that makes controlling the temperature easy.
Conventional Zone Control Systems
If you already have a central heating and cooling system, you can add dampers and thermostats to get zone control. You can adjust the dampers manually or electronically to regulate the air coming through.
Smart vents are fairly new to the HVAC scene. They function through WiFi to communicate when to open and close the vents.
How Does A Zone Control System Help You?
With zone control systems, you can enjoy a comfortable temperature in the occupied rooms, while investing no energy in unoccupied rooms. Such systems work through three main components – a control panel, thermostats, and electronic dampers. A thermostat is installed in each room or zone, all of them wired to the control panel. When you decrease or increase the temperature of a room, the corresponding dampers either get opened or closed. This allows the needed airflow in the particular rooms and maintains different temperatures throughout the home.
Other Benefits Of Using A Zone Control System
Comfort And Climate Control
A zone control system lets you schedule your thermostats as per your needs. You can program them to turn the temperatures high and low when you are out or in a particular room.
Temperature Control, Room By Room
You can easily monitor and control the temperatures in different rooms. For example, heating the most-used rooms like the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms, while leaving out less-used spaces like the basement and attic.
Savings On Energy Costs
Having heating or cooling areas in the home that aren’t being used regularly results in wastage of money. Zone control systems regulate the temperature distribution, resulting in less usage of electricity.
A zone control system reduces the strain on the HVAC system, which results in fewer breakdowns.
Whether you want to install a zone control system in your home or need assistance to maintain an existing one, Snell Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning is your go-to expert for it. Call today at 301-459-5888, and get a free estimate on your next service!