Summer is almost here, and that means that people are getting their air conditioners ready for the hot season. While plenty of people know to schedule preventive maintenance and prompt repairs for their air conditioning system, they don’t often think about other ways to improve how their homes are cooled. A central air conditioner isn’t perfect, and it has a number of disadvantages that prevent it from cooling your home as well as it should. Not to worry, though. There is a way to solve for these disadvantages. All you need is a zone control system. Read on to find out more about zone control systems, and why you should consider installing one.
A zone control system consists of a series of dampers, essentially large valves, which are installed in the ducts of your home. Each of these valves have a corresponding thermostat, installed in the room that makes use of their section of duct. When one of the thermostats needs to adjust the temperature, it activates the appropriate system and opens the damper. This allows that room to reap the benefits of the air conditioner (or heater) without affecting the rest of the house.
Advantages of Zone Control
Zone control addresses two of the biggest problems with central air conditioning: efficiency and versatility. A central air conditioner wastes energy every time it’s turned on by cooling areas of the home that aren’t in use. Zone control ensures that the only rooms that receive air conditioning are the ones that specifically call for it. Central air also does not allow different members of the household to set their own preferred temperatures without affecting the rest of the house. Zone control solves this by allowing each room to have its own temperature settings, offering a much finer degree of control.
If you’d like to know more about zone control, call Sound Heating. We provide zone control systems throughout Tacoma, WA.