The arrival of fall and winter means we need to find our heavy outerwear and get it ready for the season. In addition, it will be necessary to get your home ready for winter. One of the most important items is the heating system. Those having a zone control system can increase the efficiency of their heating system, and keep their home more comfortable during the frosty days and nights ahead.
Having a zone control system in your home essentially individualizes each duct for each room. The dampers will open when the area needs heat and will close when it does not. A thermostat is located within each zone that controls the dampers and the climate control system. As a thermostat signals a requirement for heat, the heater will come on and the dampers in the zones needing heat will open to allow the heat to circulate. Using this system, you have control over the areas that need heat, getting it, versus the areas that you may not be using not needing heat.
The Advantages of Zone Control
A centralized forced-air heating system doesn’t control the amount of output to different rooms in the home. If the same amount of heat is being delivered to all the rooms, some problems can arise. Generally, each room is insulated differently; some have windows, while others do not. The heating system with centralized control can create cold and hot spots throughout your house. In addition, energy is essentially wasted by heating rooms you don’t use. Consequently, you could be throwing money away via your heating bill. Zone control decentralizes the thermostat to different areas or zones of your home. You are given the advantage to determine which areas need heat and which do not.
You will be done wasting energy and money on unnecessary heating costs while at the same time keeping the rooms that you do use comfortable, warm and cozy during the cold months.