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What Is a Zone Control System, and Why Use One?

The majority of homeowners utilizing whole-house HVAC systems use air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout their homes. While this is a very effective and efficient way in which to heat and cool one’s home, assuming that those air ducts are in great working condition, not everyone will want to heat or cool his or her entire home to one temperature. That is where a zone control system comes in. Read the following post about how zone control systems work and the benefits that they offer. If you decide that using a zone control system in Fort Collins, CO is right for you, give us a call. Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is ready and willing to install and service yours.

What It Is and How It Works

A zone control system comprises three basic components: a central control panel, thermostats, and electronic dampers. The dampers are installed into the ductwork of an HVAC system, while the thermostats are installed in different “zones” of the home, one in each. Both the thermostats and the dampers are wired into the control panel. When you adjust the temperature at any thermostat in the home, the information is relayed through the control panel; the corresponding damper(s) are adjusted as needed, allowing for increased or decreased airflow to that particular zone.

Benefits of Zone Controlled Heating and Cooling

Zone control can benefit homeowners in a few ways. First and foremost, this an effective way in which to reduce energy consumption in your home, allowing you to boost energy efficiency without sacrificing your comfort in the process. Plus, zone control helps to ensure that everyone in the home is comfortable. After all, different people prefer different temperatures. We’ve all heard squabbles over temperature settings at some point. With a professionally installed and serviced zone control system, though, you can help to keep everyone in your home comfortable and happy.

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