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Why You Should Consider Installing a Zone Control System

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to start using your air conditioner on a daily basis. As great as central air conditioners are, though, they aren’t perfect. There are a couple of distinct disadvantages associated with using central air conditioners. First, they tend to rely on a single thermostat to control them. This means that the air conditioner is operating based on the temperature readings in only one part of the house, which means it can cool other areas of the house too little or too much. Second, it wastes energy cooling areas that are not in use. Fortunately, there is a way to address both of these disadvantages in the form of a zone control system.

What is a Zone Control System?

A zone control system is a series of dampers installed in the ductwork of the home. These dampers are essentially large valves, which can open and close to direct air through the ductwork. Each damper has its own thermostat installed in the nearest room. When the thermostat needs cool air, it opens the damper and activates the air conditioner.

The Benefits of a Zone Control System

Installing a zone control system solves the two biggest disadvantages of using a central air conditioning system, as mentioned above. With zone control, you can make sure that each room receives exactly the right amount of cooling, eliminating hot and cold spots that would otherwise be a problem. It also lets individual family members tailor the temperature to the room they’re occupying. You can also make sure that rooms that are empty don’t receive air conditioning, thereby saving quite a bit of money in energy savings over a long period of time.

If you’d like to know more about zone control systems, call Touchstone Heating and Air, Inc. We provide zone control systems throughout Lake City, FL.

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