How Do Zone Control Systems Work?

Would you want one light switch for all the lighting in your home? Obviously, this is an overstated example, but sometimes a single-set thermostat can start to feel this way. However, it brings up a great point: is there a way to achieve comfort for everyone with your air conditioning while continuing to be energy efficient? The answer is yes – with a zone control system.

What Is Zone Control?

zone control system allows you to divide your home into different “zones” that are established using a system of motorized dampers that are installed into your home’s existing ductwork. Each damper is connected to its own thermostat, allowing for total control of that particular zone.

Benefits of a Zone Control System

Being able to control your cooling zone-by-zone has several benefits:

  • Reduction and/or elimination of hot/cold spots – if you’ve been experiencing hot and cold spots throughout your home, zone control can help alleviate this by giving you the ability to set different temperatures for areas that gain or lose heat during the day.
  • Better energy efficiency – zone control allows you to cool only the spaces you want to be cooled. If there are parts of your home that are unoccupied or empty most of the time, you can turn off the cooling to that area, saving energy.
  • Less wear-and-tear – most likely, you will be running your air conditioning less due to the ability to control your cooling. This means your AC will run less, helping to reduce normal wear-and-tear.
  • Works great with unique architecture – if you have vaulted ceilings or floor-to-ceiling windows, you know it can be challenging to keep these areas as cool as other parts of your home. With a zone control system, issues with specialized architecture can be eliminated.

Interested in a Zone System? Call an HVAC Professional

Installing a zone control system can be a complex endeavor; if you are considering the addition of a zone control system to your air conditioning, it should be handled by a professional. Call Intelligent Air Services today and schedule local Austin, TX air conditioning service with one of our professionals!

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