iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Zone Control Systems’

HVAC Services Can Upgrade Your System

Monday, February 12th, 2018

heating-upgrade-systemsWe’re in the middle of the coldest period of the year, but here in Texas, the weather never gets quite so cold as it does further north. That makes now a good opportunity to give your heating and air conditioning system a good look and determine whether it could benefit from any additions or upgrades. HVAC systems can be improved greatly by adding new components.

You don’t need to replace the whole system to put them in, and most technicians can ensure that the new components work seamlessly with your existing system. You can see the difference not only in added convenience and new ways to use your HVAC systems, but with considerable savings both in monthly bills and in reduced repair costs as well. We’ve provided a list below of some of the more popular upgrade options to give you an idea of what you can expect.

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Upgrade Your AC with a Zone Control System

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Summers in Austin, TX are as hot as they come, and if you own a centralized air conditioning system, it’s likely working overtime to keep your house cool. That usually comes with heavy spike in your monthly bills, and most of us are used to paying more every summer for the privilege. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you have a centralized air conditioner and a large house, you might consider installing a zone control system in your ducts. It doesn’t involve changing or replacing any part of your existing system: merely upgrading it with new components that will increase its precision and versatility. Here’s how.

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3 Advantages to a Zone Control System

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Winter has come, and with our mild weather here in Austin, TX, it’s a good time to assess the state of your heating and cooling system and perhaps install some upgrades. For households with comprehensive duct systems, we often suggest a zone control system, which adds a series of shutters into your ducts at key points, Each shutter has its own control panel, allowing you to heat and cool each room or section of your home separately instead of all at once. There are a number of huge advantages to this system, which we’ve spelled out below.

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Why Should I Install a Zone Control System?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

You may have heard of ductless air conditioning systems, which establish multiple units throughout your house and allow you to adjust the temperature in each section individually, as well as turning off the air in parts of the home that aren’t being occupied. Those are attractive features, especially in Austin, TX, where summers get hot and a little flexibility with your air conditioner can come in handy.

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How Do Zone Control Systems Work?

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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?

A 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 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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