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What Is Zone Control and Why Should You Consider It?

Think of how many times this has happened to you: one member of the family prefers a room to be colder than another person does, resulting in an argument about the temperature in the house. This is common in households that frequently use their central heating and air conditioning systems, since you are usually forced to keep the temperature throughout the home consistent.

But with a new zone control system, you can keep the peace. Zone control allows for separate thermostats in different areas of the home, so you can cool or heat each area separately from the others. Here’s more on this incredibly useful and efficient system.

How It Works

Installing zone control isn’t as simple as installing several thermostats, but it also does not involve an air conditioning replacement session. A technician must access your ducts, which usually involves using tools to cut into the ductwork. The technician will then install dampers in different areas of the home, which you can close off to block airflow.

Each damper is wired to a control system, and each is operated by its own thermostat and the master thermostat that controls the entire home. If one person wants a room warmer while the air conditioning is on, the damper leading to their room will close as they raise the temperature on the thermostat, but the rest of the home will not be affected.

How It Saves You Money

Zone control is a great way to stay comfortable, but it’s also a good way to save a lot of money. You can cool your home more evenly with zone control, which means no more blasting the AC downstairs and upstairs just to try to get the rooms upstairs (where heat tends to settle) to feel a little cooler. Furthermore, you can shut off the heating or AC to the areas of the home that don’t need it, which can also save you money.

Call Air Mechanical, Inc. for professional zone control installation and services in Andover, MN.

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