When you walk in your front door at night, you probably flip a switch near that door in order to illuminate your way into the house. Does the entire house light up when you flip that switch, though? Of course not. Why would anyone use just one light switch to control the lights throughout their entire home? Well, the same could be asked of homeowners regarding their heating systems. If you want to take greater control over the way in which you heat your home, then you should consider the use of a zone control system in Everett, WA. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to schedule service.
How Does Zoned Heating Work?
With a forced air distribution based heating system, such as a furnace or a heat pump, warm air is distributed throughout your home via a system of ductwork. By incorporating a zone control system into this ductwork, you can decide where this heated air winds up. A central control panel is installed into the HVAC system. Electronic dampers are installed at different points in the ductwork, and these dampers are wired into the control panel. The system also calls for multiple thermostats to be used, with one placed in each “temperature zone.” These thermostats are also wired into the control panel, and regulate the operation of the dampers. When you adjust the temperature in any given zone, the corresponding damper(s) will open or close as necessary.
Benefits of Zone Controlled Heating
In using a zone control system in conjunction with your heater, you can actually make your home more comfortable for those therein, even as you cut down on energy usage and heating bills. You see, different people are comfortable at different temperatures, so zone control allows for a more personalized heating experience. Because you no longer have to heat your entire house to the same temperature, you can cut back on the heating demand in your home. Contact us to take advantage of zoned heating in your home.