Santa Fe, NM Zone Control Services by Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing
Centralized forced air systems have been the most popular method of heating and cooling a home for a long time. They’re relatively cheap, effective, and widely available. Despite their popularity, though, forced air systems do have a couple of disadvantages associated with their use. Chief among these are efficiency and control problems.
A forced air system is often only controlled by one thermostat, which means it heats or cools the entire house based on the temperature in a single area. This does not account for differences in the warming or cooling rate in different rooms, several of which are likely insulated differently. As a result, a forced air system can easily create hot and cold spots where some rooms receive much more output than they need.
The second disadvantage is that of versatility. A central forced air system can typically condition the entire house, or not. There is no way for it to vary its output to different rooms, which leads to a lot of wasted energy conditioning one or two rooms that need it while the rest of the house doesn’t.
Fortunately, there’s an answer to these disadvantages: zone control. If you’d like to know more, or schedule an appointment, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing today.
Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing provides reliable zone control services in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the surrounding areas.
What Is Zone Control?
A zone control system is a series of dampers, which is installed in the ductwork of the home. One damper is installed in the ducts leading to each room, with a corresponding thermostat installed in the room itself. When the thermostat calls for warm or cool air, it activates the appropriate forced air system and opens the damper. This allows certain areas of the house to adjust their climate without affecting the rest of the house.
The Benefits of Zone Control
Zone control systems solve the two biggest disadvantages of using a forced air system. No more hot or cold spots, as each room can set its own temperature. And no more wasting energy on empty rooms, as rooms that are not in use can simply have the dampers left closed. Using a zone controlled system makes your forced air system much more energy efficient, versatile, and convenient.
We Install and Service Zone Control Systems
Installing a zone control system is a rather tricky task. You need to have access to the ductwork throughout the home, install the dampers correctly, wire them into the individual thermostats in the rooms, and then wire those thermostats into both the power grid and the forced air systems. As with all electrical work, this should only be done by a professional. If you need a zone heating or zone air conditioning system installed in your home, give us a call and we’ll take care of it for you. If you already happen to have a zone control system, and you need it repaired, we can do that too! Just give us a call today and schedule an appointment.