As the days start to warm up, more and more people are going to be running their air conditioners on a regular basis. Though central air conditioning is effective as a whole, it is not a very precise system. This is primarily the result of two things: reliance on a single thermostat and inability to moderate output to different parts of the home.
A single thermostat can only monitor the temperature in the area around it, which usually means a single room or hallway. As different rooms in the home tend to warm up or cool down at different rates, thanks to differences in sunlight exposure and insulation, a single thermostat cannot represent the right temperature for the entire house. This brings us to our second problem, which is a lack of ability to change output to different rooms. A central air conditioner can only provide a single level of output to the entire house; it cannot change that output to fit the needs of different rooms. This leads to a lot of wasted energy, as well as uncomfortable hot and cold spots. Fortunately, there is a solution to both of these disadvantages: zone control.
The Benefits of Zone Control
A zone control system is a series of dampers, which are essentially large valves, installed in a home’s ductwork. Each damper has a corresponding thermostat installed in the closest room. When a room’s thermostat determines that it needs air, it opens the corresponding damper and turns on the air conditioner. This allows you to precisely control how much air conditioning each room receives, drastically cutting down on energy waste and making your home more comfortable.
If you’d like to install a zone control system in your home, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. We provide zone control systems throughout Salt Lake City, UT.