Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 11:00 am
The majority of homes in the country have centralized forced air heating systems, and it's easy to see why. Centralized forced air heating systems, like furnaces and heat pumps, are a very effective way to keep a large space comfortably warm with little effort. However, they are not perfect. Central forced air heating systems waste a lot of energy, mainly due to their inability to modulate their output for different rooms. Fortunately, there is a way to solve for this inefficiency. Read on to find out more about zone control systems, and the advantages they provide.
A zone control system is series of dampers, which are installed in the ducts throughout the house. These dampers split your home's ducts into multiple zones, with each zone controlled by its own thermostat. When a thermostat requires heat, it opens the appropriate damper and turns on the heating system.
Zone control systems allow you to change the amount of output that each room in your home receives. Much of the energy wasted by central heating systems goes to empty rooms, or to rooms that require significantly more or less heat. Zone control ensures that this does not happen, by only directing output to areas of the home that need it. Energy efficiency isn't the only good thing about zone control, though.
By using multiple thermostats, zone control allows you to establish ideal temperatures for each room in the house. No more fighting with the other occupants of your home over what qualifies as comfortable temperature. Zone control can help make your home both more energy efficient, and more comfortable.
If you'd like to install zone control in your home, call American Heating & Cooling. We offer a full range of zone control services throughout Pikeville, KY.