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Zone Control Systems: Why They’re a Big Deal

Try to imagine if your house’s lighting worked this way: you come home at night, step into the house, flip on a light switch… and every light in the house comes on. That’s not an efficient way of lighting a home, is it? Of course, that’s not how lighting is set up for houses—or any building. But central air conditioning and heating is often set up exactly this way! You switch on your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump, and conditioned air travels to all the vents throughout the house, regardless of whether the individual rooms need to be cooled or heated.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can exercise control over your home heating the same way you turn on light switches for individual rooms. All you have to do is give our HVAC team a call and ask about installing a zone control system.

How Zone Control Systems Work

Zone control divides your home into a series of different “zones” where temperature can be controlled separately from the other zones. The amount of zones is up to you: it can be as few as one for the upstairs and one for the downstairs, or as many as there are vents in the house.

To manage the flow of air through the ventilation system so that only certain rooms receive conditioned air, installers place a series of dampers into the ductwork that can close off stretches of ducts. Each damper has an individual control located in its zone so people there can control the temperature to match their personal needs. All of these local controls network into a central thermostat where you can manipulate the zones around the house to create an ideal comfort and energy-savings plan.

It’s easiest to install zone controls during the new installation of an HVAC system. However, our technicians can also arrange to retro-fit your current system. Contact us today to learn more about the possibilities of using a zone control system.

Call Air Creations, Inc. in Westfield, NJ. “We Do It Right!”

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