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How Zone Control Can Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency

Central air conditioning has a lot to recommend it. It’s relatively cheap, easy to use, and can cover quite a lot of ground with a moderately sized system. For all its advantages, though, central air conditioning does have a couple of drawbacks. For one thing, it often relies on a single thermostat to control it. This limits its accuracy to the readings to a single area of the house, which means that other areas might get too much or too little cooling. Second, it can only cool all of the house—or none of it. There is no way for the system to modulate its output to only serve different parts of the house. Fortunately, there’s a solution to both of these problems in the form of zone control. Read on to find out more about zone control, and how it can improve your air conditioner efficiency.

What is zone control?

A zone control system is a series of dampers installed in the ductwork of your home. Each room has one damper assigned to it. Each damper has a thermostat assigned to it, which is installed inside the room the damper serves. When the thermostat in one of the rooms requires air conditioning, it opens its respective damper and activates the air conditioner. This allows the air conditioner output to be directed to individual rooms.

The benefits of zone control

Installing a zone control system essentially eliminates the primary disadvantages associated with centralized air conditioning. You don’t have to worry about the system being limited by a single thermostat anymore, nor do you need to waste energy cooling the entire house when you just need one or two rooms conditioned.

If you’d like to know more about zone control, call Roznovak’s Services. We provide zone control systems throughout Taylor, TX.

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