If you use a centralized air conditioning system, as most of the country does, you’re probably getting it ready for the imminent warm weather. Preventive maintenance is a good idea, but it’s not the only thing you should be doing to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for summer. For example, central air conditioning systems actually have a number of disadvantages that make them less efficient than they could be. The best way to address these disadvantages is to install a zone control system. Read on for more information.
What is Zone Control?
A zone control system is a series of large valves, which are installed in the ductwork of the home. Each valve has its own thermostat, which is installed in the nearest room and connected to both the valve and the air conditioner. When the thermostat in a room detects a need for air conditioning, it activates the system and opens the appropriate valve. This allows the home to direct air conditioning output to only the rooms that call for it, rather than the all-or-nothing solution that normal central air conditioning systems use.
Benefits of Zone Control
The main disadvantage with normal central air conditioning systems is that they only have two settings: on and off. This leads to a lot of wasted energy on rooms that may not need as much air conditioning as the rest of the house, or on rooms that are completely empty. Zone control limits energy expenditures to areas that actually need it, and help to save quite a bit of energy in the process. If you are looking to make your home more comfortable, and more energy efficient, then you should seriously consider installing zone control in your home.
If you need a zone control system installed, call Tuckers Air Conditioniong, Heating & Plumbing. We offer a full range of zone control services in Rockville, MD.