Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Zone Control Systems’

Common Repairs for Zone Control Systems

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Heating in Lemoore used to mean a gas-powered furnace or possibly a boiler, with old-fashioned fireplaces used to augment more modern systems. That isn’t the case anymore. You can make use of modern innovations to help keep your house warm. For example, zone control systems divide your house into individual sections, allowing you to tailor the individual temperature for each section or heat only those parts of the house that you want. They offer many advantages, and if you already have a system installed, you can probably appreciate the benefits. But like any other system, they can break down, and when they do, you need someone who knows how to conduct repairs. Here’s a brief list of common repairs for zone control systems.

  • Faulty valves. Valves are set up in centralized systems to allow you to shut the heat on and off to various locations. Of a valve is stuck or damaged, it will prevent the affected area of the house from being warmed the way it should. A trained technician can repair the damage or replace the missing component with a minimum of difficulty.
  • Thermostat/logic panel issues. Depending on the kind of zone control system you have, you might experience an issue with the thermostat, or with the logic panels that lets you control the temperatures in each section. A misreading can lead to the wrong temperature being set in a given zone, or the heating never being turned on at all in some cases.
  • Individual problems. Some zone systems rely on ductless mini-split systems; that is, an individual set of smaller HVAC units spread throughout your household. These units can experience any number of problems similar to centralized HVAC systems. The good news is that such problems will only affect the part of the house covered by the faulty unit. The bad news is that it will still need to be repaired.

Luckily, the Lemoore heating system technicians at Shaw’s Air Condition can perform common repairs for zone control systems. We handle heating in Lemoore and throughout the Central Valley, and we are dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. If you have a problem with your heating or air conditioning system, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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Fresno, CA Air Conditioning Upgrade: On the Benefits of a Zone Control System

Friday, May 24th, 2013

With summer fast approaching, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to go, no matter how hot or humid it gets this year. While many customers are enrolling in preventive maintenance programs, or calling for air conditioning repair to recharge their refrigerant levels, others are looking to maximize their energy efficiency and cooling performance with air conditioning upgrades. There are various options available, but a zone control system is one of the most effective. In today’s post, we’d like to look at the benefits of a zone control system, when professionally installed. For more information, or to schedule a service, call the Fresno air conditioning experts at Shaw’s Air Conditioning today!

  • What is it? In order to understand the benefits, you have to understand what a zone control system is. A zone control system is an aftermarket air conditioning upgrade that integrates with your existing forced air distribution system. It comprises electronically controlled dampers, thermostats, and may also require some modification to your indoor air handler.
  • How does it work? A zone control system works by dividing your home into cooling zones, each of which is individually controlled. The dampers are installed at strategic points in your ductwork so that each zone can be given its own thermostat. The number and arrangement of zones depends on the layout of your home and ductwork. The purpose of zone control is to ensure that you don’t have to use one temperature for your entire household.
  • Benefits. There are numerous benefits to zone control. By dividing up your home into zones, you can eliminate wasteful cooling. If you’ve ever been frustrated by the fact that you need to keep your downstairs kitchen cool while you sleep upstairs, then you can see quickly how much energy you could save by being able to set different parts of your home to different temperature. You can save energy, cut down on the wear and tear to your system, and be more comfortable with this cost-effective upgrade.

Call Shaw’s air conditioning today if you’re interested in zone control or other Fresno air conditioning services.

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Fresno, CA Air Conditioning FAQ: Common AC Improvements

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Living in Fresno means that you must have an air conditioning system that you can count on to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the hottest days of the year. Contact Shaw’s Air Conditioning today if you need to schedule any air conditioning services. Our skilled Fresno, CA air conditioning technicians can handle any job that you need completed. If you are interested in getting a more efficient, effective performance from your air conditioning system, give us a call. We have some great products and services that can help you improve upon your air conditioning. Contact us today to learn more.

One of the most basic, and most effective, ways to improve your air conditioning system is to invest in a new thermostat. This is especially true if you still rely on a manual thermostat to regulate temperatures in your home. Upgrading to a digital thermostat can help you to cool your home more efficiently, and they are actually easier to use than old fashioned manual models.

Digital thermostats are just as basic as manual models, but their digital display makes them easier to read than manual models. Plus, their push button controls make it easier to set temperatures accurately. If you want to really take control over your air conditioning system, you may want to upgrade to a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat you can create different cooling programs suited to your unique schedule. Don’t cool an empty house all day just so that it s comfortable when you get home after work. Maintain moderate temperatures throughout the day, then start bringing the temperature down shortly before arriving home from work.

A zone control system installation is another great way to boost energy efficiency – and comfort – in your home. A zone control system uses dampers installed in your air ducts to allow you more control over how the energy used to cool your home is utilized. With a zone control system you no longer need to cool  your entire home just because you want to keep a room or two comfortable. Don’t waste energy cooling empty bedrooms. Just bring down the temperature before bed for a cool, comfortable night of sleep.

Call Shaw’s Air Conditioning today to learn more about how you can upgrade your air conditioning system. We can help you get the effective, efficient performance you deserve from your AC. You can count on our Fresno, CA air conditioning technicians to handle our AC services properly.

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