Zone Control Systems

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If it seems unbelievable to be able to set your temperature for one room in your home while other parts of your home are another temperature, you have not heard of zone control systems. With this zoning system, this scenario is effortlessly and easily attainable.

At Columbia NW Heating and Air Conditioning, it is our goal to be sure you are comfortable in your home. Here in the Scappoose area, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts are partial to zone control systems. We know this is one of the most reliable and straightforward ways to achieve maximum comfort in your home.

What Is a Zone Control System?

A zone control system, also called zoning or a zoning system, is a way to directly control the heating and cooling simultaneously in different parts of your home. This system allows you to maximize your home’s comfort and efficiency by specifying separate temperatures for individual rooms or areas.

Utilizing this system, you can customize your comfort level anywhere you would like in your home. Rooms that are too hot or cold no longer pose a problem. This system works like the dual-zone climate controls in your car where each person has individualized control over his or her area.

What Designates a Zone?

One of the great characteristics of a zone control system is the individual zones are completely under your control. You can create zones whatever and wherever you want them to be. You and our Columbia NW experts design them together. A zone can be one room, an entire floor, or a designated area of your home—whatever provides the greatest comfort for your lifestyle is what you can design.

How Does It Work?

Zone control systems work with thermostats, a control panel, and ductwork dampers. They are that simplistic and can be added to your existing ductwork, so there is nothing complicated to work out.

The plan for a zone control system is comprised of thermostats connecting to a control panel that communicates to the various dampers throughout your ductwork to open and shut at specified times and places. This gives the proper distribution of warmed or cooled air throughout your home, exactly when and where you want it.

In a zone control system, each zone has its own thermostat, allowing you to set whatever temperature you desire for that zone. With all this simplicity, there are no loud and noisy motors to deal with. There are only the dampers, and they are whisper quiet.

Why Have Zones?

The primary reason to implement zones into your heating and cooling system is highly personalized and customized comfort. Beyond that, there are both cost savings and energy efficiency involved.
When you only heat and cool in a customized fashion, you are automatically saving on energy by not using your HVAC system where you do not need it. This eliminates unnecessary and expensive energy waste. You are not using your HVAC system where it is not needed, thereby eliminating unnecessary energy spending.

If you have a room or area in your home that you rarely use, why would you spend money to heat or cool it? By running your HVAC system in this fashion, you allow your system to run at its highest efficiency. This both saves you on energy costs and extends your system’s life span.

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By implementing a zone control system in your home, you address several HVAC issues at once. By only heating and cooling specific areas in your home that need it, not only are you saving money and energy, but you are realizing the optimum comfort available to you.

At Columbia NW, we install, repair, and maintain zone control systems, because we believe they are the best. Call and talk with us today at 503.543.3624 or request service online for more information.

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Columbia NW proudly provides HVAC service to Beaverton, Columbia City, Cornelius, Forestgrove, Hillsboro, Portland, Scappoose, St. Helens, Tigard, Warren, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 503.543.3624, or request service online today.