Spring is here, which means that it’s time to get your air conditioning system ready for the next season. Most of the time, this just means scheduling preventive maintenance for the system. Sometimes, though, it’s a good idea to invest a bit more into improving your air conditioning system. One of those cases is zone control.
What Zone Control Does
A zone control system is designed to give you a bit more control over how your air conditioner conditions your home. There are a couple of different ways that it can do this, the most common of which is to use dampers. Dampers are essentially large valves that are installed in the ducts, splitting them up into different zones. A thermostat is installed in each zone, which controls both the air conditioner and the dampers. When one of these thermostats detects that a space needs air conditioning, it opens the dampers and activates the system. This allows the air conditioner to condition one area of the home, without affecting the rest of the zones.
Why You Want to Install a Zone Control System
Central air conditioning systems have two major issues related to their efficiency. The first is that they apply the same level of output to the entire home. This causes problems due to the differences in insulation, sunlight exposure, and other factors between different rooms. Applying that level of output creates issues with hot and cold spots throughout the house.
The second problem is that central air conditioning systems condition empty rooms, and that wastes a lot of money. Zone control ensures that each part of the home gets only as much output as it needs, which solves both of these problems.
Sunset Air offers zone control services in Olympia, WA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.