What happens when you turn on the central heating and air conditioning system in your home? If your ventilation system is like most, then heated or cooled air travels through the ductwork to the room vents. It doesn't matter if the individual rooms require temperature adjustments or not, every room with a connection to the ventilation system receives forced air from the heater/AC. This is convenient-but not efficient, especially for larger houses that have rooms that are often empty.
There's a way to exercise more precise control over how you heat and cool your house. A zone control system divides the ductwork to permit you to shut off vents from the forced air and reduce the work the comfort system does.
Zone controls are complex and require installation from HVAC professionals. For homeowners in Montgomery, Princeton, Somerville, Hillsborough Township, Bridgewater Township, NJ and throughout Central New Jersey, the technicians to call for this work are at Pezz Electrical Services, LLC. Generating comfort and safety since 1990!
A zone control system consists of separate thermostats for each "zone" of the house. These local thermostats connect to a damper that professional installers secure inside the ducts. The dampers can seal off the duct sections to prevent the forced air from flowing to the vent. Each of the individual thermostats connects through a central control panel, where the homeowner can monitor and manipulate all of the zones.
How your house is zoned is up to you. You can have as few as two zones, such as the popular option to divide a home into upstairs and downstairs comfort zones. But you can also have as many zones as there are vents. You'll work with our HVAC experts to find the best option.
The major advantage of having zone controls is that they permit you to reduce energy use with the HVAC system. That guest room that sits unoccupied for nine months out of the year? There's no reason to heat or cool it when you can shut off its zone. In a large house, there are probably multiple rooms at any given time that are untenanted and don't need energy wasted to keep them comfortable.
Another benefit of zone controls is that they give power to people in the household to adjust the temperature in their personal zones to fit their tastes. You can say goodbye to arguments over thermostat settings! This concept also applies to room use: kitchens, upper floor bedrooms, an infant's room, and storage rooms all have different temperature requirements. Zone control lets you match each room to its ideal climate.
Then give Pezz Electrical Services LLC a call! We've been in the HVAC business for more than 20 years, and we bring experience and training to every job. One of our friendly technicians will answer any questions you have about zone control and how it can best be outfitted to your home. We recommend zone control as part of any new HVAC installation, when it is easiest to do. However, you can also choose to have a zone control retro-fit for a current HVAC system. In addition to installations, we also repair, replace, and maintain zone control systems. You can trust in our services in Montgomery, Princeton, Somerville & Hillsborough Township, NJ and the surrounding areas.