How a Zone Control System Could Improve your Air Conditioning System
Homeowners throughout the Santa Monica area are always looking for ways to improve the cooling experience of their homes. Because air conditioning is not merely a luxury but an absolute necessity, it’s important to ensure that it is optimized for daily use. Partially, this is a matter of ensuring that your cooling performance never fails when combating high heat, but it’s also a matter of energy efficiency. This has become a buzzword in the last 25 years, but it is especially important in light of rising energy costs and increased awareness about the environmental impact of energy production. One of the most cost-effective and useful upgrades you can make to your forced-air distribution system is a zone control system. It’s the subject of today’s post. Call the Santa Monica air conditioning specialists at JW Heating & Air today to find out more about the benefits of installation a zone control system.
Let’s look at some improvements that a zone control system could make in your home.
- Avoiding the single whole-house temperature. One of the most common complaints about central air is that it does not allow you to control the different areas of your home separately. It offers a one-temperature solution to your cooling needs. While this may not be a concern for every homeowner, it is important to keep in mind. When you cool your entire living space to the same temperature, it requires a substantial amount of energy, depending on the size and layout of your home. In particular, it requires you to cool the downstairs kitchen while you sleep soundly upstairs in the master bedroom. This is often frustrating for energy-conscious consumers who see it as a waste of precious resources.
- Cooling the rooms you use. By dividing your home into zones, each of which is separately controlled by its own thermostat, you give yourself an energy-efficient advantage to cooling your home. You can substantially reduce your energy expenses by only cooling the rooms that are in use. If you install programmable thermostats, then you can customize your indoor climate further.
Make sure that you hire a professional to install your zone control system. It involves modification to the ductwork and air handler that requires the expertise and know-how of an air conditioning technician. In Santa Monica, that’s as easy as calling JW Heating & Air for all of your air conditioning needs.