We’re getting into heating season now, and it’s time to start getting your home ready for the winter. Heating maintenance and the like are important for making sure you’re going to be comfortable when the temperature outside starts to drop. However, there are other things you can do to supplement those efforts. If you’re using a centralized forced air heating system, one of the things you can do is install a zone control system. Read on to find out more about zone control, and the benefits it offers.

Zone Control

Zone control involves installing a series of dampers throughout the home’s ductwork. These dampers open and close to control the flow of air through the ducts. Each zone established by these dampers has a thermostat installed in it. When the thermostat detects a need for heat, it opens the appropriate dampers and turns on the heating system. The rest of the dampers will remain closed, ensuring that only the zone that requested heat will receive it.

Advantages of Zone Control

Normally, a centralized forced air system can only heat all of the home or none of it. This is not a terrible way to heat the home, but it does have some problems. First, each room in your home probably has differences in insulation and sunlight exposure that change how much warm or cool air they require. Your heating system doesn’t have any way to address that normally, and so will give those rooms the same amount of output as the rest of the house. This will create uncomfortable hot and cold spots. Empty rooms will also receive output that doesn’t benefit anyone, leading to a lot of wasted energy. Zone control solves both of these issues by allowing you to control how much output each part of the home receives.

Ultimate Air Conditioning offers a full range of zone control installation services throughout Sarasota, FL.