Zone Control Systems

Someone in your family may like it to feel “freezing!” Some get upset and have to have it warmer in the office or study. With a larger home or many family members, you may consider installing a zone control system.

But what is a zone control system?

A zone control system provides the right amount of cooling or heating to separate areas in your home. This keeps every room feeling comfortable and can drastically cut down energy costs.

Our technicians install dampers within the duct system to create a zone control system. Every new zone has a thermostat that links to a central control panel. You can adjust the thermostats in each zone, and the system will open/close dampers to distribute the airflow where needed.

You’ll work with our experts to determine how you want the system to be designed. A zone can cover a single room, or an entire floor, depending on where you need more or less air. These zones should require specific temperature requirements or be areas that have trouble maintaining a temperature consistent with the rest of the home.

Homes with multiple floors sometimes have more than one HVAC system. This helps save much money and prolongs the life of a system that isn’t overworked.

What are your options?

The installation is a money saver since the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature in a given zone while simultaneously over-cooling the rest of the home. Some common situations where zone control systems will benefit you:

  • Homes with rooms that aren’t often used
  • Home with slab foundations, large windows, or high ceilings
  • Finished rooms in the attic or basement areas
  • Homes with multiple floors
  • Homes with intricate floor plans

Don’t close your vents!

We’re often asked if closing off vents in an unused room can achieve the same result. The answer is “no.” Vents are not meant to be shut. They can be adjusted to direct airflow to the center of the room or along a wall so that it’s not blowing on you when seated on the couch or lying in bed. Closing an air vent will restrict the airflow exiting the ductwork, but the air conditioner will still produce the same amount of air.