Central air is an effective way to keep cool during the summer months, but it’s not perfect. A centralized air conditioner actually wastes a lot of energy, owing primarily to 2 things. First, it is often controlled by a single thermostat. This means that the air conditioner commonly provides certain rooms with too much cool air, or too little, creating hot and cold spots. Which brings us to our second problem: central air can only condition all of the house, or none of it. This means lots of wasted energy on rooms that are not in use. If you want to improve your air conditioner efficiency this summer, you should take a look at installing a zone control system. Read on to find out more about zone control, and the benefits it provides.
Zone Control Systems
A zone control system is a series of dampers installed in your home’s ducts. Each damper has a corresponding thermostat installed in the closest room. When the room requires cooling, it opens the appropriate damper and activates the air conditioner. This system splits your home’s ductwork into a series of zones, each able to control its own climate.
Benefits of Zone Control
By installing a zone control system in your home, you solve the two biggest disadvantages with centralized air conditioning. You’ll no longer have uneven cooling across the house, because you can set each room’s temperature individually. You’ll also be able to direct the air conditioner’s output only to areas that need it. No more wasting energy on empty rooms. This will save you hundreds of dollars a year in operating costs.
If you’d like to install a zone control system in your home, call Total Comfort Inc. We provide zone control systems throughout Corona, CA.