Zone Control Systems

If there’s one major drawback to central heating and air systems—the types that use ductwork—it’s that they are “all or nothing” when it comes to comfort for a home. Each time the furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner comes on, it sends its conditioned air to every vent, even if the rooms on the other sides of the vents are empty. This is convenient but wasteful, and in multi-story homes it can also result in poor air distribution because of rising heat.

But is there any way to get around this problem? There is: call on HVAC technicians to install a zone control system. This gives you power over where the cooled and heated air goes in your home. Baxter Comfort Solutions has the technicians for the job, and all you have to do is call us to arrange for zoning in your home. We provide service in Baxter, IA and throughout the “golden circle” between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown.

How Zone Air Conditioning and Cooling Operates

To create zoning inside a home HVAC system, installers place dampers inside the ducts. These dampers can close to seal off a section of the ducts leading to vents. Each damper is controlled via a local thermostat that’s placed in its "zone" so that people can control the temperature in their area. A central thermostat permits the homeowner to adjust each of the zones and set up programming.

A home can be divided up into as few as two zones (usually the upstairs and downstairs) to as many as there are rooms. The job is easiest to do when a new HVAC system is installed, but professionals can also arrange to retro–fit a current system.

Benefits of a Zone Control System

The principal benefit of zone air conditioning and heating is one we already mentioned: less power waste going to providing heating and cooling for vacant rooms. Large homes and homes with frequently empty rooms (such as guest rooms) will receive the biggest boost in energy savings from zoning.

There are other great benefits to consider. Zone controls help with better distribution of temperatures through a house, such as providing heat to only the downstairs, then shutting it off while the heat rises to the still cool upstairs. The local thermostats permit people to adjust the temperature to their personal tastes, rather than bickering with others over comfort level. And each room can have the temperature that best suits its purposes—cooler conditions in the kitchen, for example.

We’re Your Source for Zone Heating and Cooling

Does a zone control system sound like exactly what you want for your home? To find out more about having zoning installed, talk to our trained HVAC technicians today. They’ll answer all your questions and can schedule service. Our installers use the best products, such as Honeywell thermostats and climate control systems, to ensure that you have a great experience with your new zone cooling and heating. We also offer zone control repair and replacement work when you need it.

Baxter Comfort Solutions is proud to offer the highest quality service that keeps our customers returning to us again and again. Find out why we’re a great choice for your home comfort in Baxter, IA and the surrounding areas.

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