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How Can Zone Control Systems Be Installed in a Central System?

If you’ve heard of “zone control” for home comfort systems, then you know about the basics of what they do: permit control of the temperature settings in individual sections of a home (the zones), instead of cooling or heating the whole home down at the same time whenever the HVAC system turns on. The number of zones can range from one for each room to only two that divide the upstairs and the downstairs. Ductless mini split heat pumps are zone control systems by design, since they use separate blowers mounted in different rooms to send air directly into a zone.

But what about central forced-air heating and cooling systems? Once you have one of those installed in your home, or one was already installed in it, how can you have zone control put in so you can enjoy the benefits of superior comfort and energy savings?

It’s not as difficult as it sounds. At AAction Air, we often retro-fit central ACs and heaters for zone control systems in Rincon, GA and other towns. Call us today and talk to our specialists about how we can help you with the benefits of zone control.

How zone control fits into a central system

When installers come to a home to retro-fit an HVAC system for zone control, they access the ductwork and determine spots to place dampers inside them. The number of dampers they select depends on how many zones the homeowner wants to divide the house into. The installers place these dampers, which can reduce and cut off the flow of air to the vents, inside the ducts.

Each of these dampers then connects to a local thermostat which can be used to adjust the temperature in that zone, permitting people in a home to set the comfort level for their own needs, or to fit the temperature to match the room’s function. All of these thermostats then link to one central control panel that gives the homeowner control over all the zones and the ability to program them.

The whole process can be done speedily and with minimum disruption to your life. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying a new level of comfort in your home combined with a reduction in heating and cooling costs since you won’t be wasting power for rooms that no one is using.

The installation procedure is still a complex one, so make sure you call up experts with years of experience doing the work.

AAction Air can handle your installation of zone control systems in Rincon, GA and take care of the necessary maintenance and any repairs you may need to keep enjoying your new system.

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