As the temperatures continue to rise outside, your mind may begin to wander towards the thought of how you can save money on your air-conditioning bill. By focusing on how much energy your home uses each season, you’ll most likely be able to find ways to lower your energy bills. Interestingly, by installing a HVAC zoning system or zone control system in your home, your central air will operate at higher efficiency and thus, save you money every day.
What Is a Zone Control System?
Zone control systems are a clever way to only send cooled (or heated) air to certain areas of your home. Traditional HVAC systems simply send the air to all areas of the house, regardless of anyone being in those rooms or not. With a zone control system, an HVAC technician will install dampers and local thermostats to your current air conditioning unit in order to allow you to control specific areas of your house individually.
How Does a Zone Control System Work?
As previously mentioned, Zone Control Systems consist of a normal HVAC system with the addition of dampers and local thermostats. Dampers are specifically fit into your ductwork and are used to open and close the airflow through the duct to a vent. The number of dampers installed by licensed technicians depends on the number of zones you desire to establish in your house. The local thermostats offer you the ability to control a damper and connect to a central control panel so that you can operate them all at one time if desired.
How Will a Zone Control System Save Me Money?
Because you can seal up zones in your home when no one is using it, your thermostat will shut its damper and cycle down your HVAC system. Accordingly, it is in this way that zone control systems save you money. Moreover, the principle is akin to turning off the light when you leave a room. When combined with a smart thermostat, you’ll be able to completely automate the process, ensuring that you save money by conserving energy.
Contact Your HVAC Expert to Learn More
If you’re interested in having a zone control system installed in Knoxville, TN or surrounding areas, please contact us online by clicking HERE or drop us a call at 865-938-1005. Our experienced staff of HVAC technicians can explain the installation process step-by-step and help you start saving money on your heating and cooling bill each month.