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How Zone Control Helps Improve Your Heating System

Heating season is here, and while we may be in for a few more hot days between now and winter the daily temperature is going to drop steadily. That means it’s time to get your heating system ready for the cold season. While central heating has plenty of advantages to recommend it, there are a few disadvantages that you should be aware of. The biggest issue with central heating is that it is unable to change its level of output between rooms. This causes the system to waste a lot of energy on rooms that don’t need it, such as empty rooms or rooms that are better insulated. Fortunately, there is a way to solve this problem. Read on to find out about the benefits of zone control.

How Zone Control Works

A zone control system is a series of dampers installed in the ducts of the home. Each damper is essentially a large valve, which opens and closes to control the flow of air through the ducts. Each damper has its own thermostat, which is installed in the closest room. When the thermostat detects a need for heat, it opens the appropriate damper and turns on the heating system. This allows it to keep the room properly heated without affecting the rest of the house.

Advantages of Zone Control

Zone control effectively eliminates the main disadvantage of central heating: the inability to modulate output. With zone control, you can set an ideal temperature range for each room. This helps eliminate hot and cold spots, as well as energy waste on rooms that do not need heat.

If you’d like to know more about zone control, contact Saddleback Plumbing. Our expert technicians serve the entire Laguna Hills, CA area. 

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