When you turn on your heating system, you expect to have full control over your indoor comfort. However, sometimes the natural process of heat exchange may get in the way. For homeowners with expansive floor plans, more than one level, or unique home designs, a standard furnace simply cannot distribute heat evenly to the entire home. Zone control can help you keep temperatures under control in any area of the home and keep your family members comfortable throughout the year.
Why You May Need Zone Control
In many homes, a single thermostat controls the temperature in every area. However, in larger homes, this system cannot possibly offer even temperatures. Heat naturally rises, so you may find that the upstairs rooms often feel warmer than downstairs. Or, large windows may make one area of the home feel cooler than the other areas.
Even if the temperatures in your house remain relatively stable, some of your family members may have different temperature preferences than others. If you’re sick of hearing family members argue over the thermostat setting, a zone control system may be the perfect solution.
How it Works
When you call an HVAC company to install your new zone control system, a technician will need access to the ductwork in your home. The technician installs dampers in each area of the ductwork for which you would like zone control. Each damper is connected to its own thermostat but can also be controlled by a master thermostat located in a central area.
When you set the temperature in a particular room or zone, the thermostat controls a damper that opens or closes to adjust the amount of airflow into the room. No longer will you have to deal with uneven temperatures throughout the home. And you won’t hear family members complain about being too cold or too hot in their own rooms. You can also use zone control to save a little money. If no one uses one area of the home throughout the day, shut off the heat in that zone only to save on your energy bills. When you decide to ask a professional about installing a zone control system in Cypress, CA, call Command A/C today!