One thing you’ll often hear HVAC technicians talking about is energy efficiency and why it’s so important. Of course, we believe that like us, homeowners should care about energy efficiency too! When your home is energy efficient, you’ll no longer have to worry about costly repairs and sky-high energy bills! So, when summer rolls around, you are going to want to make sure your air conditioner is as efficient as possible.
There are plenty of ways to boost your cooling efficiency, but in this week’s blog, we are going to be talking about one way in particular: installing a zone control system. A zone control system gives homeowners ultimate control over their HVAC systems, increasing efficiency and lowering monthly costs. Below, we listed just some of the many benefits of installing a zone control system in your home. Keep reading to find out more!
What is Zone Control?
A zone control system is a series of dampers that are installed throughout the ductwork of your HVAC system. These dampers can open and close to direct the flow of air through the ducts, thus splitting them into different zones. Each zone may be controlled by an individual thermostat or by a master thermostat — this allows homeowners to decide precisely which areas of their home will be cooled and at what temperature.
What are the Benefits?
There are plenty of benefits of installing zone control in your home, including:
Far too much energy is wasted cooling unoccupied and unused spaces of your home. But, with zone control, you’ll have the ability to control precisely how you cool your home this summer. This means that you could save hundreds of dollars on annual energy bills!
One unique advantage of a zone control system is that it allows for customized comfort. Through the use of individual thermostats, you’ll be able to adjust the temperature in one room without affecting the temperature of another (no more fighting over the thermostat!).
Reduced Repair Needs
When your air conditioner is energy efficient, it is less likely to adhere to everyday wear and tear. With zone control, your AC won’t have to work so hard to circulate cool, conditioned air throughout your home, and without this added stress, you are less likely to need repairs.
Reduced Cooling Challenges
Certain architectural features can prove to be a real challenge for your air conditioner. Features such as vaulted ceilings, loft spaces, basements, and wall-to-wall windows can make it quite difficult for your AC to evenly cool your home. But, with zone control, you can separate these spaces from other areas of your home in order to properly cool them.
Consult with Your Local AC Professionals
If you are interested in installing a zone control system in your home, be sure to consult with your local heating and cooling professionals. A professional technician will be able to determine if zone control is the right fit for you!
Once it has been decided, it is important to have your system professionally installed to ensure that it is properly integrated into your existing ductwork.
To learn more about the benefits of zone control, contact the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning.