The days are starting to heat up, and people are beginning to rely on their air conditioners more and more to keep them cool. As you may or may not have noticed, though, central air conditioning is not a perfect system. There are two main problems with modern central air conditioning. The first is its reliance on a single thermostat to control it. This leads to uneven cooling across the house, as the system cannot compensate for differences in the warming and cooling rates of different rooms. This leads to the second problem, which is that the air conditioner cannot alter its output. It either conditions the entire house, or none of it. This leads to lots of wasted energy on rooms that don’t need it. Read on to find out how zone control can solve these problems.
What is Zone Control?
A zone control system is a series of dampers, which are pretty much just large valves, installed in the ducts of the home. A thermostat is installed in each room, which is then connected to the nearest damper. When a room requires cooling, the thermostat opens the nearest damper and activates the air conditioning system. This allows a part of the house to receive air conditioning without affecting the rest of the house.
Advantages of Zone Control
Installing a zone control system allows you to have a much finer level of control over the air conditioning in your home. No more hot and cold spots, and no more wasting energy on rooms that don’t need it. A zone control system could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars, simply by improving the efficiency of your air conditioning system.
If you want to install a zone control system, call Saddleback Plumbing. We install zone control systems throughout Orange County, CA.