We are accustomed today of thinking of central air conditioning systems that use ductwork as “all or nothing” propositions. Whenever the AC kicks in, air is sent to each of the rooms, whether they need cooling or not. Therefore, many assume that homeowners who want to control which rooms receive conditioning would need to invest in a ductless system.
However, this is no longer true. With the installation of a zone control system for your ductwork, you can manipulate the cooling (and heating) of your home so that only select rooms receive conditioned air. You can have zone control put in at any time; professional installers dismantle sections of the ductwork to insert dampers into them and then wire them to a series of thermostats. The thermostats control the dampers to shut off airflow to specific vents, dividing your home into different temperature “zones” that are independent of each other.
To find out more about installing zone control systems for your home in Woodland Hills, CA and the surrounding areas, contact Mediterranean Heating and Air Conditioning.
Here are 3 zone control benefits to consider:
The most prominent advantage of a zone control system is that it permits you to stop sending conditioned air to empty rooms. Unless you have a very crowded household, there is probably always a vacant room or two, and it’s a waste of energy to send cool air to them. Zone control lets you cut down on this energy waste, and for larger homes the savings can be significant.
If you have grown tired of people in your household arguing over where to set the thermostat so everyone is comfortable, zone control might be your ticket to a more tranquil home life. Each person can set the thermostat their preference in the area they are by using the local thermostats.
Sending cool air to every part of a home at one time can end up creating uneven temperatures, especially in multi-story homes and homes with high ceilings. Turning cooling on in one area while another warms up can allow for a much more comfortable temperature distribution.
Whether you are interested in zone control for a new HVAC system installation or to retrofit your current one, give us a call today and we will help get you started.