For a home already equipped with a central air conditioning system, you may already have zone control systems installed. The bigger the home, the more complex it is, hence the likelihood that it will develop problems at some point.
Here is an overview of a typical zone control system and how you should deal with its most common problems.
How Zone Control Systems Work
Cold air is distributed from the central air conditioning unit through ductwork, and into vents in each room, as opposed to having individually mounted condenser units. The zone control system regulates the amount of airflow per room using a motorized damper that basically works like a faucet. Each room can also be fitted with a thermostat that allows the occupant to set the room temperature to their own liking.
Such a complicated system is bound to develop problems that may be disruptive. Fortunately, most of them can be easily fixed.
The most common problem you might encounter is a malfunctioning thermostat. The first thing you should do is read the maintenance guide. Troubleshooting typically involves resetting the thermostat panel or replacing the battery. The dampers may also get stuck because of a problem with the damper motor. The actual repair process requires accessing the dampers itself and should be left to a licensed HVAC technician to fix.
If the central air conditioner has an unresponsive control panel, do not try to operate it. Contact your HVAC technician immediately. Since it controls everything, leaving it as is could lead to bigger problems down the line. Malfunctions are typically caused by any combination of power surges, faulty wiring, exposure to heat, physical damage, accumulated dirt and grime, or water intrusion.
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