Zone Control Systems
If your home does not maintain its temperature even as you adjust your Sudbury, MA home’s thermostat you will likely benefit from a zone control system. Zone control systems provide you with control over the temperature in different sections of your home using single zone unitary HVAC equipment. This system warms or cools the rooms you frequent during times you use them. Working in tandem with your thermostat(s), zone control systems provide the necessary heating or cooling energy each respective room needs at the time.
Interested? There are a few prerequisites for installing a zone control system: thermostats, a control panel, zone dampers in your ductwork, and overall ductwork design.
How Does It Work?
A zone control system uses thermostats to connect to a central control panel to open and shut dampers distributed throughout your ductwork, thus blocking or releasing hot or cold air. You set the temperature for each zone via each thermostat, and the zone control system does the rest of the work for you. There are many factors affecting the indoor temperature in your home, such as appliances, higher or cathedral ceilings, shading, wind chill, and cooking. Zoning solves these problems by allowing each zone’s thermostat to individually adjust to the desired heating or cooling level.
What Is a Zone?
A zone can be anything you design it to be: an entire floor of your house, a group of rooms, or just one room.
How Do I Know If I Need a Zone Control System?
Determining if you need a zone control system isn’t too tricky. We at Chaves HVAC are happy to help you make that assessment. But to get started, if you can answer yes to one or more of the following conditions in your home, your home is more than likely a candidate. Does your home have:
- More than one level or story?
- A rambling floor plan that extends far beyond your main living space?
- A concrete slab as your foundation?
- Large glass windows?
- Finished rooms in the attic or basement, or rooms over the garage?
- Large open areas?
Answering yes to any of the above home conditions indicates you should call us at 978-562-5309 so one of our experienced technicians can talk with you about your options for a zone control system.
A wonderful characteristic of a zone control is you can begin your home with only one zone and then retrofit the application. Of course, you can always start a new home with a zone control system as well.
Benefits of a Zone Control System
The two biggest benefits of installing this kind of system are comfort and control. Pairing a zone control system with a programmable or smart thermostat will give you more control over your home’s heating and cooling than you ever thought possible. No longer will you be overheating or overcooling areas in your home to accommodate the other too-warm or too-cool areas or because certain rooms aren’t used by anyone in your home at different times of the day. High energy efficiency is a guaranteed way to save money.
Another benefit, and perhaps the most gratifying benefit, of the system is the increased comfort you’ll feel in your home. Gone will be the days of hot or cold spots. Your home will be as you’ve always dreamed it should be––home sweet home. Give Chaves HVAC a call today.