As we move further into heating season, it’s going to become more and more important to make sure that your home heating situation is in order. Central heating, which is what most of us have, has a lot of advantages. However, it also has a couple of drawbacks. Central heating cannot modulate its output to meet the need of individual rooms, which leads to the creation of hot and cold spots throughout the house. If you want to make your central heating system more comfortable, you should install a zone control system in your home. Let’s take a look at the benefits of installing zone control.

What is Zone Control?

A zone control system consists of a series of dampers installed in the ducts throughout your home. These dampers can open or close in response to commands, and are wired to individual thermostats installed throughout the house. When a thermostat in a room detects that it needs heat, it opens the appropriate damper and turns on the heating system. This allows the heater to heat only the parts of the home that need it, while leaving the rest untouched.

The Benefits of Zone Control

Zone control solves the major problem of centralized heating: being unable to provide custom heating solutions for different parts of the home. With zone control, you never have to waste your energy on areas like empty rooms ever again. You can make sure that your heating system spends only enough energy to heat the areas that need it, saving yourself quite a bit of money in the process.

If you want to improve your heating system’s energy efficiency and convenience, call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. We serve the entire Rockville, MD area.