Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 11:00 am
Fall is here, and that means that soon you're going to be relying on your heating system to keep warm on a regular basis. You've probably already scheduled heating maintenance, to make sure that your system is in the best possible shape before you put added demand on it. That's all well and good, but it's not the only thing you can do to make sure that your heating system is ready for the heating season. Let's take a look at how zone control can help your heating system this fall.
If you're not familiar with how zone control works, let's go over it briefly. A zone control system involves a set of large valves, called dampers, which is installed at various points throughout the home's ducts. These dampers can open and close to direct the flow of air throughout the ducts, splitting up the home into different zones. Each zone of the home has its own thermostat, which has control over both the dampers in its area and the various climate control systems. When a thermostat requires heat, it opens the appropriate dampers and turns on the heating system. The rest of the dampers remain closed, ensuring that only the zone that requires heat receives it.
Normally, a centralized forced air heating system can only condition the entire house, or none of it. This wastes a lot of energy on empty rooms, or rooms that have different temperature needs. A zone control system gives you a much finer level of control over the climate throughout your home, making your heating system more energy efficient. If you want your home to be as efficient and comfortable as possible this season, consider installing a zone control system.
American Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive zone control services throughout Pikeville, KY.