Could you imagine walking into your home, and switching on one light switch, to have every light in your home turn on? Not only is this silly, but it’s a waste of energy and thus, your money. But, when you think about it, this is what’s going on when you turn on your central air conditioner in your home. You are cooling the whole house, which means you’re even cooling rooms that are unoccupied, or simply don’t need the temperature lowered.

With a zone control system installation in San Antonio, TX, you can take greater control over how you cool your living space. This system enables you to adjust temperatures in a single zone in your home without needing to raise or lower the temperature in others. There are several benefits to cooling your home in this manner. It’s important to remember, however, that any system installation should be completed by trained professionals—as only we can guarantee that your system is compatible with such an upgrade. Keep reading to learn more about zoned cooling and its benefits.

How Does Zoned Cooling Work?

In theory, zone control systems operate on a fairly straightforward method. Of course, we do need to mention that simply shutting registers or vents throughout your home is not going to have the same positive effect as using a zone control system. Doing this can cause an imbalance in the system, forcing it to work harder than it should have to and wearing down the system much faster than it would have worn down otherwise.

With zone control cooling, you’ll have several mechanical dampers installed throughout your air ducts. These are wired into a central control panel, as are thermostats that will be installed throughout the house (one per zone). When you adjust any given thermostat, the required dampers will also adjust to meet and maintain the temperature desired in that particular temperature zone. The system will modulate the operation of your cooling system to make sure that temperatures stay at the set level.

The Benefits of Zone-Controlled Cooling

The most basic advantage of using a zone control system is the most apparent—being able to maintain different temperatures in different areas throughout the house. The fact of the matter is, that some people are comfortable at different temperatures than others. Using a zone control system can help you to mitigate any squabbles regarding the temperature settings.

Additionally, you’ll be able to live more comfortably and at a potentially lower cost. When you turn down the AC in the areas that don’t need cooling—such as empty bedrooms or a hot kitchen—you can cut back on your cooling costs. Not only that but utilizing your air conditioner in this more strategic fashion means you can cut down on the wear and tear of your system that we mentioned above.

For expert knowledge and professional HVAC services, look no further than Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating. Contact us today!

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