Fighting Over the Thermostat? Consider Zone Control Cooling
Fighting Over the Thermostat? Consider Zone Control Cooling

June 08, 2015


We are all familiar with this common household argument: what temperature should the thermostat be set at? For someone, a certain temperature may be too cold, and for someone else, it may be too warm. Finding the middle ground is hard because different areas of your home may gain more heat during the day than others. What’s a possible solution? Using a zone control system.

What Is a Zone Control System?

Your cool air is delivered by your home’s ductwork, so a zone control system takes advantage of this by controlling the air coming through the supply ducts. The system is comprised of a series of motorized dampers that your expert will install directly into the supply ducts. These dampers control the amount of cool air being delivered to each zone. 

How Are Zones Established?

Zones are established by you. Working with your technician, you’ll review the different areas of your home and divide it into zones. Zones can be single rooms, a group of rooms or an entire floor – the decision is yours. Once the zones are established, your technician will install the dampers according to the zone layout. 

How Do the Dampers Work?

The dampers are connected to a main control panel along with the thermostats of each zone. The control panel opens and closes the dampers as needed to maintain the temperature in a given zone.

What Are the Benefits of a Zone Control System?

Here are some of the benefits a zone control system can offer your home:

  • Customized comfort – each zone operates independently, allowing you to customize the cooling throughout your home.

  • Energy efficiency – a zone control system allows you to use only the cooling you need, which can reduce your energy usage.

  • Less wear on your system – using less cooling means less operational time, so there will be less wear on your AC system.

If you’ve grown tired of the fight over the thermostat and are looking for a better way to cool your home, call the experts at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air today and see what a zone control system in Sacramento, CA, can do for you.