Let an HVAC Zone Control System Help You This Summer

HVAC zone control can be an important upgrade when it comes to customizing indoor comfort control while reducing monthly costs. The theory behind zoning systems is simple: Not all parts of your home need to be the same temperature at the same time all the time. Unfortunately, a conventional single-thermostat system doesn’t allow flexibility to accommodate differing settings.

For example, once residents are up and out of the bedrooms for the day, it’s not necessary to maintain “occupied” temperatures in those spaces all day long. Conversely, other parts of the house such as the den, dining room, and kitchen may need more cooling or heating.  Another scenario that benefits from HVAC zone control are upstairs rooms that tend to be uncomfortably warmer than downstairs and thus require a lower thermostat setting.

How It Works

  • HVAC zone control divides your home into two (or more) temperature zones controlled by independent thermostats while still utilizing the existing central AC and heating system. Electrically operated dampers installed in home ductwork divert airflow into independent zones.
  • When the thermostat in Zone 1 signals for cooling, a central controller opens specific dampers to direct air conditioning to that zone.
  • If someone in Zone 2 subsequently sets a lower temperature, dampers to that zone open too.
  • As the different desired temperatures in each zone are achieved, the system closes those specific dampers and airflow into that zone stops. When both zones are at the desired temperature, the controller turns the air conditioner off.

Benefits of HVAC Zone Control  

  • Lower costs. Stop cooling or heating areas of the house when they don’t need it. A zoning system can reduce AC energy consumption of the air conditioner because it runs fewer hours per day.
  • Individualized comfort control. Not everyone in the house enjoys the same temperature at the same time. HVAC zone control allows flexibility to keep more people comfortable most of the time.
  • Less wear and tear. Shorter daily operating hours for your unit mean air conditioner components last longer.

Ask the cooling experts at Paitson Bros. — serving the Wabash Valley since 1922 — for more about the benefits of HVAC zone control.

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