Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a few rooms in your house are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but the ideal solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system splits your home into two or more zones that are each monitored by their own thermostat. Combining zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in your home’s ductwork that leads airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that runs your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same situation as controlling the comfort of each and every room in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be a result of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We understand that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it can be ideal to have separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send less heat upstairs. Having your home zoned will keep you and your household more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Comfort Zone Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 239-574-2327 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.