The winters in North Carolina aren’t as brutal as they are in many other parts of the country. This makes winter a good time of year to make major changes to your HVAC system that will upgrade and improve it. You’ll need to rely on your air conditioner and the ventilation system daily during the spring and summer, so it’s much easier now to have technicians handle any major changes, which can include putting in a whole new system or handling ductwork services like duct replacement. Today, however, we want to talk about an upgrade that we often recommend: adding zone controls to your HVAC system.
How Zone Controls Help You
- Energy savings: Zone controls allow you to choose which areas (zones) of your home receive cooling or heating. A series of dampers in the ducts restrict airflow and also lower the amount of work the blower fan does. You don’t have to spend money to condition rooms that are empty. This is particularly helpful if you have guest rooms or other rooms that are frequently untenanted.
- Personalized comfort: Are there often arguments between members of your household over the thermostat settings? Because zone controls have individual thermostats for each of the zones, people can adjust the temperature wherever they are without affecting the other zones. Everyone can enjoy the temperature that matches their own personal comfort needs.
- More even comfort distribution: Through programming of the zone control system (which can be done through a central thermostat), you can create a more even spread of heating or cooling in the house. For example, heating only the lower part of a house, then shutting off that zone to allow the heat to rise while turning on the heating for the upper part.
Raleigh Heating & Air, Inc. serves Wake Forest, NC. Contact us to find out more about how we can improve your residential HVAC system this winter—such as putting in zone controls.