Zone System

Large or open-space homes or offices are sometimes difficult to evenly heat or cool. This can be due to several conditions. Since hot air rises and cool air falls, open floor plans or open great room balconies can cause problems with keeping your entire home or office comfortable. Likewise, larger buildings with many separate rooms can be very difficult to evenly heat or cool due to a lack of air circulation. In these cases a zone system is recommended.

Different areas of your home or office are designated as zones. Each zone has its own temperature sensor or thermostat. These thermostats are linked to motorized dampers or air valves (in some cases totally separate heating and air conditioning systems) to control the air temperatures in each zone independently.

Rooms or areas that require less heating or cooling than others are controlled separately and can save energy dollars. One example is a computer room in a commercial building. This equipment creates a large amount of heat, but do not work well when they are hot. Computer server rooms often have a separate zone to keep them cooler and running properly.

The professionals at Elite Heating and Air can help you decide if a zone system is right for your home or office. Contact us today.