Zoned heating and cooling systems allow you to control the temperature of different areas individually. By using a series of motorized dampers and thermostats that work independently, zoning can eliminate hot or cold spots found in almost every business while cutting energy by up to 25 percent. Zoning can be just as important for any business as much as a home.
A single thermostat keeps the temperature balanced in the room where it is located, but can’t tell if the temperature has changed in other rooms of a business. Zoning helps maintain a consistent temperature throughout the building by providing different levels of air distribution to different areas.
Zone controlled systems divide a business into areas with common heating and cooling needs during specific parts of the day. Air flow is controlled in each area by a separate thermostat. Instead of sending the same amount of heated or cooled air into all room every time the furnace or air conditioner is turned on, the system sends conditioned air only to the zones that need it.
Most business can be zoned according to room occupancy, but unique exposure factors may require a different zoning strategy. A room with large amounts of glass facing south or west will have much higher temperatures than other rooms in the home. The solution would be a separate zone for that room alone.
Zone control is especially effective in businesses that have multiple levels, server rooms, large glass windows, or large open areas such as an atrium or solarium. Existing businesses are also good candidates for zoning. Almost all forced air systems can be converted for zone control. A control panel, thermostats, dampers and the correct duct work are all it takes.
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