Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Zone Control System’

Dealing With an Upper Floor That’s Too Hot

Monday, September 30th, 2019

One problem that our experts in air conditioning services in Seaford, DE often handle for our customers is fixing uneven cooling in a home. It’s something of a marvel that modern air conditioning can provide even cooling in the first place when you consider the size of many homes, the difficulties of air circulation, and the many ways heat can enter different parts of a house. However, the technology of modern central air conditioners allows for a proper level of cooling and air balancing that can deliver the even spread of comfort homeowners want.

The uneven cooling problem we run into the most is the upper floor that’s warmer than the first floor. Heat rises, and this makes it easy for the second floor to become stuffy. Heat also enters through the sun on the roof, adding to the problem. There are other potential obstacles to a comfortably cooled-off second floor. We’ll take a look at what can be done to fix this problem.

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3 Home Efficiency Upgrades for the Coming Cold Season

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

technician-working-on-radiatorIt’s only August, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little early to get you thinking about the cold season. After all, some stores are already putting out Halloween supplies!

We want to give you plenty of time to think about three different kinds of upgrades or modifications you could make to your existing HVAC and plumbing system. Under the right conditions, they could be perfect for saving you big through the fall and winter.

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3 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 17th, 2017


Summer is on its way, and with it will come higher energy bills as we run our air conditioners to stay cool and comfortable. To a certain extent, there’s nothing to be done for it. Running you air conditioner more often in hot weather invariably leads to higher bills. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than you should.

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Get a Zone Control System Put In

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Summer is on its way here in Bridgeville, DE, and with it comes those depressingly high energy bills. You need to keep your house cool and comfortable – things get too hot and muggy around here to go without – but you shouldn’t have to pay and arm and a leg for the privilege. Now is the time to think about alternatives. It starts with simple steps like setting your thermostat to 78 degrees and dressing lightly while in the house. But it also can benefit from an upgrade to your air conditioner: something like a zone control system which can be put into your existing system by a trained professional. It can make a huge difference in your bills, while providing a number of other benefits as well.

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3 Advantages to Zone Control Systems

Monday, December 21st, 2015

One of the big benefits to ductless mini split systems is their ability to divide your home into sections, each of which can have their temperature adjusted individually. Normally, this can’t happen if you have a centralized HVAC system, generating conditioned air from a single heater or air conditioner and distributing it through a system of ducts. However, a zone control system – a series of valves and shutters installed in your ductwork, each controlled with its own thermostat and activation panel – can achieve much the same thing without forcing you to get rid of your existing ducts. It can be a huge boon here in Dover, DE, especially for homes with a lot of square footage. Here are 3 specific advantages to zone control systems that you should consider.

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3 Signs Your Zone Control System Needs Repair

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Dover, DE residents need their air conditioning to function during the hot summer months, and that goes for additions and upgrades as well as the core systems. For example, you may have a zone control system installed in your air ducts: a series of seals and valves that allow you to adjust the temperature individually for each section of your home, and even turn the air off in some rooms while leaving it on in others. It’s a great system, allowing you to save money by only cooling the parts of the home you need, and letting individual family members adjust the temperature in different rooms to fit their comfort levels. But like any system, it can run into trouble from time to time, and when it does, you need to get it repaired. Here are 3 signs that your zone control system could use a visit from a local technician.

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Why Use a Zone Control System When Cooling Your Home?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Keeping your home cool during the long, hot summer season can be a real challenge. If you really want to ensure that your home is cool and comfortable all summer long, it is really in your best interest to schedule your air conditioning services with a skilled, trained professional. However, there are also multiple upgrades you may want to consider which will allow you to custom tailor your home cooling system to your individual needs. One of the most effective in doing so is the zone control system.

If you want to cool your home in a more efficient and effective manner, the Dover, DE air conditioning pros at Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. are the experts to call.

A zone control system involves the installation of a set of dampers into your ductwork. When cooling your home – or heating it, for that matter – these dampers allow you to break up your home into different temperatures. What this means is that you no longer have to maintain consistent temperatures in every area of your house. When you think about it, it really doesn’t make sense to cool empty bedrooms upstairs to the same degree that you would occupy space in the lower levels of your home. With a zone control system, you no longer have to. This benefits you in a few ways.

Not only can you keep everyone happy, but you can actually use less energy in doing so. By cooling or heating only those areas you wish to, and only to the point that you want to, you can cut down on energy consumption considerably. Not only that, but anyone living with multiple people in the same house knows how different people are comfortable at different temperatures. This can be problematic, as someone inevitably winds up compromising their own comfort. A zone control system can help ensure that everyone in your home is getting the most from your air conditioning system.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can improve the performance of your air conditioning system, give Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call today. We are more than willing to install and service your zone control system with the skill and expertise you deserve. Let us help you enjoy the great comfort you deserve in your home.

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