How Zone Control Systems Can Assist Your Central Air Conditioner - J&W Heating and Air

How Zone Control Systems Can Assist Your Central Air Conditioner

A zone control system is a great asset to have in your home, especially if you have a central air conditioner.  When you get central air conditioning installed in your Jacksonville, FL home you are doing so in order to regulate the temperature inside of it.  What this means is making sure your kitchen, your bedroom, bathroom, and all other rooms in your home are exactly where you want them to be temperature-wise.  Zone control systems are a great complement to central air conditioning in that they allow for this level of control to be had with great ease.

What a Zone Control System Actually Is

So what is a zone control system from a high-level?  Think of a zone control system as a control center or a computer that essentially tells your central air conditioning system where to send all of the cold air.  When you first decide that you want to have a zone control system, you need to first and foremost break up your home into these different zones.

The majority of homeowners are going to start with zones by breaking them up by floors in their home.  If you have a basement, a first floor, and a second floor, they probably should have their own zones.  If you live on one of the bigger ranch houses out there, you may want to have a few zones set up so that you can have one area of the ranch controlled by one thermostat, while another area is controlled by a separate thermostat.

What the different thermostats is going to allow is for you to have that full level of control over the temperature of each of the zones.  Perhaps you want to have your kitchen set at a certain temperature, but want it much colder when you go into your bedroom at night.  The multiple thermostats and zones are what is going to allow that to become a reality.  Zone control systems are going to take all of these thermostats and tie them together.  When your central air conditioning system needs to get going to respond to one or more of the temperatures, the zone control system is going to trigger it to kick into action.

Zone Control Systems Help With Energy Efficiency

One of the other ways in which a zone control system helps a central air conditioning set-up a great deal is in the area of energy efficiency.  Think again to the example of the kitchen and the bedroom that you want set at two different temperatures.  Another example would be the home that has a first and a second floor to it.  If you go to bed at night and you only live on the second floor at night, why would you want to keep the first floor at the same cold temperature as the second?  This may not be necessary as no one is even going to be on that floor to enjoy the cool temperature.  Zone control systems are going to allow you to get your central air conditioning unit working only when its needed and when the thermostat and system kicks it into gear.

The energy efficiency factor comes into play because your central air conditioning unit is not going to have to work quite as hard.  When you have multiple zones, the unit is only going to kick on when one of the thermostats tied to the zone control system calls for it.  When it does kick on, it is only going to focus in on that part of the house.  This means you are not wasting energy to cool an area of the house that has already been cooled and is already where you want it to be temperature-wise.

Zone control systems are a tremendous complement to a central air conditioning unit.  You have likely opted to get central air conditioning so that you can regulate the temperature of your home and keep it as cool as you would like at all hours of the day.  You wanted it so you could escape those hot and humid days in Jacksonville, FL in August.  With a zone control system you have an even elevated level of control so that you can pick and choose exactly what temperature you want certain parts of your house at.  This helps maintain a level of regularity with home temperature that is beyond comfortable.

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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