If your family is like many of those in the United States, it’s likely that you’ve had a few small disputes about the temperature in the home. Perhaps one person in the household likes the air to be a bit cooler at night so they can layer on the blankets. Someone else in the house may prefer warmer, more efficient temperatures. However, most homes are equipped with a thermostat that controls the entire home at once, and zone control may not appear to be a possibility.
But zone control is possible in nearly any home with ductwork and multiple rooms or zones. In fact, it may even be possible without any ducts at all. Consult our helpful guide, and call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to ask how you can get zone heating and cooling from installation experts in Monroe.
Ducted Zone Control
If your home has a set of ductwork already, zone control is not as simple as installing a couple of new thermostats. The technicians will have to spend quite a bit of time in your home, as they’ll need to access the ducts. The technician must first cut a hole into the ductwork in order to install dampers in the various zones for which zone heating and cooling is desired. Each damper connects to a thermostat in the zone it controls. And when someone in the home lowers or raises the heat, the dampers open and close in order to let more air in or out. There’s often also a master thermostat that operates every thermostat at once or each one individually.
Ductless Mini Splits
Homes without ducts may also receive zone control, but it does involve installing a new heating and AC system. A ductless mini split consists of an outdoor unit that connects to up to four inside blower units. Refrigerant runs through all of the components. As a fan sucks in the indoor air, it absorbs heat from the home to move to the outside. In heating mode, refrigerant absorbs heat from the air outside and brings it into the house. One of the best features of this system is the built-in zone control, as each indoor blower unit is operated by a separate thermostat.
Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to schedule zone heating and cooling installation in Monroe from our team of skilled technicians today!