Zone Control Systems
Do some areas of your Charlotte, NC, home have inconsistent temperatures even as you adjust your home’s only thermostat? If so, then read on. You could most likely benefit from a zone control system.
A zone control system gives you control over the temperature in each room in your house using only single zone unitary HVAC equipment. The zone control system warms or cools the rooms you use the most at the time you use them. It works in tandem with your thermostat(s) to provide only the necessary heating or cooling energy each room in your home needs at the time. There are only a few required basic items to zone your home: thermostats, a control panel, and zone dampers in your ductwork. Although zoning doesn’t affect the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, a zone control does make the most efficient use of your system.
How Does It Work?
A zone control system uses thermostats to connect to a central control panel to open and shut dampers distributed throughout your ductwork, thus blocking or releasing hot or cold air. You set the temperature for each zone via each thermostat, and the zone control system does the rest of the work for you. There are many factors affecting the indoor temperature in your home, such as appliances, higher or cathedral ceilings, shading, wind chill, and cooking. Zoning solves these problems by allowing each zone’s thermostat to individually adjust to the desired heating or cooling level.
What Is a Zone?
A zone can be anything you design it to be: an entire floor of your house, a group of rooms, or just one room.
How Do I Know If I Need a Zone Control System?
Determining if you need a zone control system isn’t too tricky. We at Panther Heating and Cooling are happy to help you make that assessment. But to get started, if you can answer yes to one or more of the following conditions in your home, your home is more than likely a candidate. Does your home have:
- More than one level or story?
- A rambling floor plan that extends far beyond your main living space?
- A concrete slab as your foundation?
- Large glass windows?
- Finished rooms in the attic or basement, or rooms over the garage?
- Large open areas?
Answering yes to any of the above home conditions indicates you should call us at (803) 327-2700 so one of our experienced technicians can talk with you about your options for a zone control system.
A wonderful characteristic of a zone control is you can begin your home with only one zone and then retrofit the application. Of course, you can always start a new home with a zone control system as well.
Benefits of a Zone Control System
The two biggest benefits of installing this kind of system are energy efficiency and money savings. Pairing a zone control system with a programmable or smart thermostat will give you more control over your home’s heating and cooling than you ever thought possible. No longer will you be overheating or overcooling areas in your home to accommodate the other too-warm or too-cool areas or because certain rooms aren’t used by anyone in your home at different times of the day. High energy efficiency is a guaranteed way to save money.
Another benefit, and perhaps the most gratifying benefit, of the system is the increased comfort you’ll feel in your home. Gone will be the days of hot or cold spots. Your home will be as you’ve always dreamed it should be––home sweet home. Give Panther Heating and Cooling a call today.
Bobby Foard has been our technician with Panther for the past several years. He has done or overseen many repairs and installation of our equipment. He is very experienced, keeps up with the latest innovations, and knowledgeable. He is always punctual and follows thru on all projects. He keeps us informed during the work and when done explains what he did and why and the next steps to possible follow-up. He is very caring and personable. On a scale of one to ten in all areas, Bobbie is definitely a 10!
There are so many heating and cooling services to choose from and I am SO GRATEFUL I chose this company. They are knowledgeable, professional, honest, and just overall good people serving their community in the best way. Our technician, Terry, went above and beyond calling for parts, getting us warranties, coordinating with the manager to ensure we were getting the BEST deal and service possible and communicated with us from beginning to end. We had major leaks in our system that needed repair & our refridgerant literally ran out a day before parts could be installed and our home immediately started to climb to over 83 degrees. They arranged for us to take our 1 and 2 year old babies and stay at a nice local hotel for the night! They have truly been a blessing and we will continue to use them for our heating and cooling needs for years to come! And congratulations Terry, you will be an AWESOME father!!
First time using Panther after our AC stopped working. Our tech Bryson was amazing. He came out immediately on a Sunday. Our issue was complicated, so he returned first thing Monday AM to contact our machine’s manufacturer to ensure the correct problem was dealt with and to see if our repair would be covered under warranty. Panther went above and beyond to drove out of town to collect the needed part, so the repair could be done same-day. We were so grateful for such fast service that we felt comfortable signing up for a service plan with Panther. Thanks for everything Panther and especially Bryson!
We’ve been customers of Panther for years and continue to give them high recommendations. The Technician arrived as scheduled, was very polite and professional, and did impeccable work on systems. These are good Rock Hill people (our kids went to school together) and are now in the second generation of their family providing excellent service. Many thanks to Panther!
We have used Panther Heating and Cooling many years. They replaced our upstairs and downstairs units in June 2022.
* Estimate was clear and easy to understand
* Scheduled installation quickly (the very next day!)
* Installers were extremely polite and very clean (it didn't even look like they had even been there)
*Service calls and repairs are scheduled quickly and they are always on-time or early
These guys provide the best service I’ve ever had from an HVAC company. Four years ago they installed my geothermal service at my house in amazing job their experts at it. Josh the owner stare in that direction and I’ve been so happy with the system and the service of his company!
Terry was my technician and he came out to my new home (1949 flip remodel) to fix what was done incorrectly during the previous homeowner flip/install. He insured my unit outside and inside was working at its best capacity/efficiency. He had to do quite a few fixes. Freon was added since values were not fully open. Installed a p-trap to prevent chiller/unit from backing and leaking and tighten up any duct leaks. He explained all items very clearly and i was very pleased with the outcome.
Im new to Rock Hill and like to use local. I would GrEATLY recommend Panther Heating and Cooling and technician Terry. Very Satisfied.
Job well done.
Both the office staff and the technician were super friendly and professional. Panther was able to quickly diagnose the issue and had it repaired in next to no time at all. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for repair service or even seasonal maintenance.
Brian arrived within 2 hours of reaching out to them. Quickly evaluated the problem and gave us honest options about what we could do to fix it. We went the less expensive route, but we know it’s a temporary fix and will need to be replaced eventually. Appreciated Brian’s feedback and will definitely use them in the future!! Highly recommend!