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How Zone Control Can Improve Your Air Conditioner

Central air conditioners have been around for a long time and have been at the top of the market for most of that time. They have a lot going for them, but they’re not perfect systems. There are a number of different issues associated with using central air conditioning, which contribute to a loss of efficiency and comfort. Fortunately, there is a way to solve for these problems. Read on to find out more about zone control.

What Is Zone Control?

A zone control system involves installing a number of dampers in the ducts of your home. These dampers can open and close to direct the flow of air through your home’s ducts. The dampers split your ducts into different zones, which can be air conditioned without affecting the other parts of the house. Each zone has its own thermostat installed in it. When the thermostat detects a need for air conditioning, it opens the dampers and activates the system.

Advantages of Zone Control

The main issue with central air conditioners is that they only have two modes: on and off. The air conditioner cannot modulate its output for different areas of the home, each of which may have their own climate control needs. Differences in insulation between rooms often lead to the creation of hot and cold spots throughout the house under a central air conditioner. Energy is also wasted on rooms that are completely unoccupied. With a zone control system, you can ensure that each part of your home gets the output it needs without disturbing the rest. This will help make your home more comfortable, and more energy efficient.

Sunset Air offers zone control system installation services throughout Olympia, WA. If you need zone control services of any kind, call today for an appointment with one of our technicians.

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