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

The Benefits of Zone Controlled Systems

Monday, February 25th, 2019

house-cross-section-hvac-zones-big_800x533This time of year here in Lemoore is when homeowners decide that they want to replace their heating system after a long winter or get a new air conditioning system before spring rolls around—some even do both! If you fall into either of these categories, we want to take the time to discuss zone controlled heating and cooling systems. A zone-controlled system is an amazing asset to any home here in King, Tulare, or Fresno counties since we experience extremely high heat in summer and chilly temperatures in winter, it can be hard to adequately heat or cool your entire home evenly.

While zone-controlled systems are possible to retrofit, it’s much easier to do as a new install. So if you’re moving into a new home, adding on, or just doing a major revamp of your home you should consider installation of a zone controlled system in Lemoore, CA.

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Why You Might Want to Install a Zone Control System This Winter

Monday, January 30th, 2017

thermostatIf you’re one of the many millions of people who use central forced air heating systems, there are a couple of things that you should know. The one-size-fits-all method of heating has a lot of advantages, but it has a number of disadvantages as well. Most central forced-air heating systems have only two settings: on and off. Each room in the home has different heating needs, due to differences in insulation, sunlight exposure, and air flow. Applying the same amount of heat across the entire house will be just fine for some rooms, but will be too much or too little for others. This creates hot and cold spots throughout the house, as well as wasting quite a bit of energy in the long run.

Lucky for you, there is a way to solve these issues without installing an entirely new heating system: zone control.

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The Benefits of Zone Control

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Centralized air conditioning has many advantages, but it’s not a perfect method. The primary problem with it is that it only has two modes: on and off. The air conditioner cannot modulate its output for different rooms of the house. This may not seem like that big of a deal, but it can make your home quite a bit less comfortable and energy efficient. Read on to find out how zone control can solve this issue.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Zone Control System

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Central heating and air conditioning systems are great for a number of reasons. They condition the entire house, which is convenient. They’re effective at reaching the target temperature in short order, and there are many different options available.

While they do have benefits, however, they also have a number of disadvantages. Central systems often rely on a single thermostat to control them, which isn’t ideal if you want to condition an entire house. They also can’t really compensate for the differences in insulation that can make some rooms cool or heat up faster than others. If you want to have the benefits of a central air system, but none of the disadvantages, you should consider installing a zone control system.

What Is a Zone Control System?

A zone control system is a series of dampers, essentially large valves, which are installed in the ductwork of a home. One damper is installed in the ducts leading to each room, and a thermostat controlling the damper is installed in the room itself. The system divides your house into different zones, with each room having a self-contained climate. When the temperature for a room requires action from the heater or air conditioner, the thermostat will activate the relevant system and open the damper. If the other rooms do not require heating or cooling, their dampers remain closed. This makes it possible to heat or cool only the rooms in your house that need it, rather than conditioning the entire house at once.

Advantages of Zone Control

Zone control offers a level of control and convenience that is not available in standard central heating and air conditioning systems. A normal central system can either serve the entire house or none of it, which wastes a lot of energy on rooms that are either empty or already at a comfortable temperature. By installing a zone control system, you are giving yourself and your family the ability to set your own comfortable climate.

If you would like to know more about zone control systems, call Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating. We install and service zone control systems throughout Lemoore, CA.  

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