How Zone Control Systems Work

Air conditioning zone control offers a way for homeowners to have more precise control over the temperatures in their homes.  Zoning allows you to select different temperatures for different “zones”, or even in individual rooms, depending on how the system is set up.

So, how does air conditioning zone control work?  System zoning involves several thermostats that are connected to a control panel, which operates dampers within your ductwork.  The thermostats sense the temperature of their zones, then open or close the dampers according to the thermostat’s settings.

Not only is system zoning helpful for houses with inconsistent room temperatures, but it’s also great for heating or cooling individual bedrooms based on the desired temperature setting.

If used properly, system zoning can help you save money on your energy bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, system zoning can save homeowners up to 30% on their heating and cooling bills!  Since heating and cooling account for 40% of the average household’s utility costs, system zoning can save you money by conditioning the air in those rooms only when it is necessary.

Another advantage of air conditioning zone control?  Since you have more than one thermostat, you won’t have to manually close off outlets in rooms that are too hot or cold. This manual method can harm the HVAC unit, as closing off too many outlets can reduce airflow.  This could shorten the life of your air conditioner.

Air conditioning zone control offers many benefits for homeowners who want to get more precise control over their home’s temperatures without sacrificing comfort or paying more for energy.  An HVAC zoning system can keep each room in your home at the desired temperature, so that you can achieve more even heating and cooling regardless of weather and room location.

Ask us about zoning systems, and how they can help you reduce your energy bills and stay comfortable in every room of your home.