Indoor Air Quality
Zone Control System Services in Salt Lake City, UT by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
The standard way that a central heating and cooling system works is that air is conditioned inside a central cabinet and a blower sends the air through a network of ducts to the various vents into the rooms. Each time the heater or air conditioner turns on, all the rooms receive conditioned air. This is a good system if each room needs to have its comfort level controlled—but how often is every room in your home occupied? The all-or-nothing method of central comfort systems can be quite wasteful.
It doesn’t need to be this way. Installing a zone control system into the ductwork of a home divides up the rooms into different zones that can have their temperatures manipulated individually. Our technicians at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning can make zone control part of a new HVAC system installation, or they can retro-fit an older HVAC system to benefit from one. Give us a call today in Salt Lake City, UT to find out more about the possibilities of a zone control system for your household.
The HVAC professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning provide comprehensive services for zone control heating and cooling throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties.
How Zone Control Heating and Cooling Works
Although installing a zone control system for a home is a complex process that requires trained professionals, the essentials of how they work are basic and easy to understand. A series of dampers are fit inside the ducts; these dampers can close off airflow to the different vents. Each damper is connected to a local thermostat (it is often easiest to upgrade to wireless thermostats for the installation) that controls it. In turn, the local thermostats network into a control panel that allows the homeowner to operate all of the dampers and adjust temperature settings throughout the building.
How Zone Control Systems Can Benefit You
There are numerous advantages to arranging for zone control system installation. Here are just a few of them:
- Energy savings – Are there rooms in your home that often do not need heating or cooling, such as guest bedrooms? You no longer need to waste energy altering the temperature of an empty room thanks to zone control. For a large home, this can mean significant savings on utility bills every month.
- Personalized comfort – The local thermostats permit people in the household to adjust the temperature in their area to suit their particular needs. This will eliminate arguments over how to set the temperature to everyone’s satisfaction.
- Rooms heated/cooled to suit their purpose – Not every room will have the same heating requirements. An infant’s room might need to be a bit warmer, while a kitchen may need to be a bit cooler. With zone control, you can see that each room has the temperature to match its needs.
Contact One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to Schedule Zone Control Services in Salt Lake City, UT
Is a zone control system right for your home in Salt Lake City, UT? The best way to find out is to give One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning a call. Although it is easiest to install one during a new AC or heater installation, we are skilled at fitting existing HVAC systems with zoning. If you already have a zone control system, you can look to us for any repair work that you may need.