Zone Control Can Lower Your Energy Bills
Zone control is a winning heating and cooling strategy for everyone in your Midwest household.
If you are tired of dealing with cold and hot spots in your home by adding a sweater and knit hat in one room while stripping down to shorts and a T-shirt in another, consider adding a zone control system.
If family members frequently dial temperatures up or down to suit their comfort preferences, you can end their thermostat wars and make everyone happy with a zone control system.
If you are heating or cooling unused rooms in your home, a zone control system will cut energy use and costs.
This system gives you better control over temperatures throughout your home and helps lower energy bills.
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How Does Zone Control Work?
We install mechanical dampers in your air ducts that control the airflow from room to room. Thermostats connected to a central control panel tell the dampers when to open and close to achieve the temperatures you want in designated zones throughout your home.
Every zone has a thermostat, allowing you to set different temperatures throughout your living space.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), heating and cooling account for 50 to 70 percent of the energy used in American homes. Zone control can help you reduce the amount of energy you use.
You determine the zones. It could be one room or an entire floor. One zone, for example, might include the dining and living rooms. The second floor might constitute a zone, or each room could be a zone.
Zone Control Gives You Flexibility
A ducted heating system typically has one thermostat to tell your furnace and air conditioner how much heat or cool air it should distribute throughout your home. There is no tailoring of temperatures from room to room.
If you set the temperature at 70 degrees, you get 70 degrees regardless if you want or need that much heat in every room.
Heating unoccupied rooms waste energy and money. Why fully heat or cool a rarely-used guest room or your college student’s empty bedroom?
Through zone control, you can dial the thermostat down in unoccupied areas of your home while remaining comfortable in the rooms you typically use.
You can reduce your heating and cooling needs without downsizing to a smaller house.
Why Not Just Close Registers?
Your furnace and air conditioner perform best when heating and cooling the amount of space appropriate for their size. Closed air vents decrease the square footage your equipment typically heats or cools.
Closing registers also increases the pressure in your ductwork. That can lead to duct leaks, restricted airflow, and increased energy use. Closed air vents cause variable-speed blower motors to work at high speeds longer and use more energy than necessary.
Closing air vents also may damage your compressor or evaporator coil.
Zone control is not as simple as closing air vents in your home. A qualified pro can work with you to install an affordable system in your home. Multi-story homes with high ceilings and large windows benefit the most from zoned heating and cooling.
Zone Your Heating And Cooling
Choose an experienced HVAC team in Des Moines, IA, Wichita, KS, Springfield, MO, Kansas, or Omaha, NE, to install your zone control system. Midwest Air Pros makes it easy to connect with an expert. Click on our Find A Pro online link.