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How Zone Control can Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

Summer is not far off, and that means it’s time to make sure that your home is ready for the hottest months of the year. If you have already had your central air conditioning system professionally checked, you may think that you’re all set up for the summer. However, there is another thing that you can do to make sure that your home is as comfortable and energy efficient as possible. Read on to find out more about zone control.

How it Works

A zone control system is composed of a series of dampers, which are installed throughout the ducts in your home. These dampers can open or close to direct the flow of air through the ducts. Each damper has its own thermostat, which is installed in the closest room. When the thermostat detects a need for air conditioning, it opens the appropriate damper and turns on the AC.

Advantages of Using Zone Control

The primary issue with centralized air conditioning systems is that they apply a one-size-fits-all solution to the home. Each room in the home gets the same level of output, because the system only has two settings: on and off. Due to differences in the insulation between different rooms of the house, some of those rooms will warm up or cool off faster than others. This creates uncomfortable hot and cold spots throughout the house. Central AC’s also waste a lot of energy on empty rooms, which obviously don’t need any climate control. With a zone control system, you can eliminate all of these problems by controlling how much output goes to each room. No more wasting energy, or having some rooms be uncomfortably hot while others are too cold.

Call Douglas Cooling & Heating for a full range of zone control services and HVAC services in Mountain Brook, AL.

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