Central forced air heating has quite a lot to recommend it. It’s a relatively cheap and very reliable method of keeping an entire home comfortable, which is why it’s the most common type of home heating in the country. However, it does have its drawbacks. Centralized forced air heating has a number of issues with energy efficiency, namely its lack of ability to modulate its output based on the demands of the home. Fortunately, there’s a way to solve for these drawbacks. Let’s take a look at zone control, and the benefits that it provides.
What is Zone Control?
A zone control system is a series of dampers, which are installed in the ducts of the home. Each damper has its own thermostat, which is installed in the closest room. When a thermostat detects the need for heat, it opens the appropriate damper and activates the heater. This allows your central heating system to only heat the parts of the home that need it.
Advantages of Zone Control
The biggest issue with central heating is that it wastes a lot of energy on areas that don’t need it. Empty rooms don’t need heating, but with normal central heating systems there is no choice but to waste energy on them. Rooms with varying insulation all receive the same amount of heat under a normal central heating system, leading to uncomfortable hot and cold spots. A zone control system solves most of these problems by granting a far greater degree of control. With zone control, you no longer have to waste energy on rooms that don’t need it. This both makes your home more comfortable, and saves you money.
If you’d like to have a zone control system installed in your home, call Climate Masters. We offer a full range of zone control services throughout Hastings, FL.