We have a bit of time before the cold weather really hits here in Florida. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for it now. If you haven’t already scheduled heating maintenance for your system yet, you should. That’s not the only way to improve your home’s heating situation, though. Let’s take a look at zone control, and how it can help make your home more comfortable and energy efficient this winter.
A zone control system is comprised of several dampers, which are installed in the ducts of your home. Thermostats are installed in rooms throughout the house, as well. Each thermostat controls one damper. When the thermostat determines that the room needs heat, it opens the closest damper and turns on the system. By doing this, it allows one part of the home to receive heat without affecting the other rooms.
Advantages of Zone Control
The biggest drawback to centralized forced air heating systems is their energy inefficiency. Normally, a heating system like that can’t modulate its output for different rooms. It either heats all rooms the same, or not at all. This leads to a ton of wasted energy on areas like empty rooms, or rooms that are already much warmer than the rest of the house. With zone control, this drawback is eliminated.
Zone control allows each member of your household to set the temperature that is most comfortable for them in whatever part of the home they’re occupying. No more fighting over the thermostat. With a zone control system installed in your home, you can enjoy both more energy savings and more comfort.
If you’d like to know more about zone control, call Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. We install and service zone control systems throughout Gainesville, FL.