Zone Control Systems
There are many upgrades you can make to your home that will reduce the cost of your heating and cooling bills. You can install new insulation, upgrade your existing heating or cooling systems, or add high-efficiency air filtration systems to reduce indoor contaminants and increase your home’s indoor air quality without compromising airflow. However, one method is both affordable and highly effective — and you can have it installed relatively easily.
An Des Moines, IA zone control system allows you to divide your home into distinct zones that each has their own thermostat and can be monitored and maintained separately from the rest of your home. Schaal Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of zone control system installation, maintenance, and repair services so give us a call today to discuss your options.
The Benefits of a Zone Control System
There are many reasons why a zone control system in Des Moines, Johnston, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City is a good fit for your home:
- Zone Control systems save you money. Because zone control is a relatively inexpensive upgrade, the savings offered are significant.
- By breaking your home into several distinct zones, you make it possible to only heat or cool the areas of your home that you are currently in. Right now, for example, when you turn on your heating system, it distributes heat to every room with a vent, including the upstairs which is probably empty most of the day. Furthermore, with a zone control system, you can set up the upstairs as a single-zone, and turn off the heat in that location whenever you are not there.
- A zone control system is also a luxury. Imagine being in the kitchen, making dinner over a hot stove while having the heat on, turning an already hot kitchen into a “standing oven”. With a zone control system, you can separate active spaces from inactive spaces. So, places where people move around — like the kitchen — can be set to be cooler than places where they sit idle, reading or watching TV — like the living room.
Having a Zone Control System Installed
If you decide a zone control system is a good fit for your home, the installation process is relatively simple. Your air handler will need a few minor upgrades, and new thermostats will be installed for each of the zones in your home, plus regular preventative maintenance is recommended to test the system and its various electronic components. However, in all, a zone control system can be installed in a single day, and the cost will be offset within a year or two by your energy savings.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t!
If you are ready to learn more about how an Des Moines, IA zone control system can save you money, now is the time to call Schaal Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Our trained technicians are ready to discuss the benefits of having one and are eager to go over the options available for your home.