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ZONE CONTROL SYSTEMS IN GASTONIA, NC

Central heating and air conditioning are among the best features in modern homes. With only a single adjustment to the thermostat, the HVAC system sends cooled or heated air through ducts to all the rooms in the house. But there’s one obvious drawback to this convenience: you probably don’t need every room in a house heated or cooled at the same time. The “all or nothing” set-up of the central HVAC system will end up costing extra money when there are empty rooms that don’t need comfort controls.

There’s a way to get around this problem: zone controls. A zone control system gives you as a homeowner the power to modulate how your HVAC system heats and cools your house in a way you wouldn’t otherwise be able to. A zone control system can be part of your new HVAC installation, or you can have your current system retro-fit with one. Call FSM Heat & Air and talk to our technicians to find out how they can help you with zone control for your home in Gastonia, NC or the surrounding areas. Our motto is: “Quality and Reliability You Can Trust!”

THE BASICS OF ZONE HEATING AND COOLING

The way that a zone control system operates is through a series of dampers placed within the ductwork that block off sections of the ducts to keep air from flowing through them to a specific room vent. Each of the dampers hooks into a local thermostat as well as to a central control panel. When the dampers close off, the operation of the AC or heater alters as well to prevent a build–up of pressure inside the ventilation system. (This is a problem that would occur if you simply shut the vents covers in rooms.)

Each damper creates a different "zone" in the house, and you can choose to have as many zones as you like, from two (upstairs and downstairs zones, for example) to one for each room. You can operate all the zones through the central thermostat, or individually via the room dampers.

BENEFITS OF ZONE AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING

The main advantage of going with a zone control system is that you’ll save money because you only need to heat or cool the rooms that require it. This is particularly beneficial if you live in a large home where there are often empty rooms, or if you have guest rooms that are frequently vacant.

But there are other advantages to consider as well. Because zones can be controlled locally, people in your house can adjust the temperature wherever they are to match their personal comfort needs without affecting the rest of the house. You’ll appreciate the decrease in squabbles over thermostat settings! This same method can be used to adjust temperatures to fit the different room purposes: a cooler climate in the kitchen, a warmer one in the baby’s room, etc.

WE ARE ZONE CONTROL EXPERTS IN GASTONIA

The best way to have zone control for your home is to arrange for setting it up as part of the larger installation of a new HVAC system. It’s easy for professional installers to integrate the controls into your new ventilation system and connect it to the heater and AC. However, you can also have this done for your already–existing HVAC system: simply call our professionals and ask about it. You can also depend on us for whenever you need repairs services for the zone controls, such as replacing dampers or fixing thermostats. When you make us your first choice for comfort in Gastonia, NC and the surrounding areas, you’ll never want to use another contractor!

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