Fall in Garland, TX makes a great time to examine your HVAC system and determine if it needs any upgrades. This isn’t the same as replacing the system: it means adding components that will help it perform more effectively or some similar feature. Among the most popular are zone control systems, which increase the precision and versatility of your heater and air conditioner alike. Here’s a look at how it all works.
Divided into Sections
The zone control system is made up of a series of valves or shutters, placed at strategic points in your duct. They divide your home into individual sections, each of which can be heated or cooled independently of the rest of the home. That provides a pair of benefits that are basically extensions of each other.
- Precision. Say you’re cooking dinner in the kitchen and want the heat turned down to compensate for the heat from the oven. Another family member is in the living room and wants the heat turned up to keep warm. A zone control system lets you do both, providing a level of luxury without a lot of expense and preventing family squabbles over the thermostat settings.
- Savings. The real benefit to zone control system comes in the way it curtails your heating bills, simply by allowing you to turn off the heat (or the air conditioning in the summer) in parts of the home you aren’t using while continuing to run it in parts you are. This provides the biggest benefit to larger homes with a lot of space to heat, but most homes can cut down on your heating bills tremendously. It also provides indirect savings by easing the strain on your heating and cooling system, lowering the risk of a breakdown and extending its life overall.
Call Hutchins Plumbing and Air Conditioning today to talk about installing a zone control system!