Central air conditioning has a lot of advantages, which is why it’s still the most popular air conditioning type on the market. However, it is not a perfect system. There are still a lot of issues that central air conditioning systems have to deal with, one of which is energy inefficiency. If you want to vastly improve your air conditioning efficiency this summer, consider installing a zone control system this summer. Let’s take a look at what a zone control system is, and how it can benefit you this summer.
What Is Zone Control?
A zone control system is a series of dampers, which are installed throughout the ducts in the home. These dampers are like large valves, which can open and close to direct the flow of air through the house. The dampers split your home up into different zones, each of which can be conditioned without affecting the rest of the house. Each of these zones has its own thermostat installed inside it. When the thermostat detects a need for air conditioning, it opens the appropriate dampers and activates the system.
Advantages of Zone Control
Normally, a central air conditioning has only two options: on or off. If the air conditioner is on, it conditions the entire home, which creates some issues. First, differences in insulation between different rooms in the house mean that they warm up or cool off faster than others. Applying the same amount of output to all of them will therefore create uncomfortable hot and cold spots. Second, empty rooms in the house don’t need air conditioning, but they get it anyway. This waste a lot of energy. Zone control offers much more control over your indoor climate than the average air conditioning system. This helps make your home more energy efficient, and more comfortable.
Celco Heating and Air Conditioning offers zone control services throughout Fairfield, CT. Call us today!