Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a few rooms in your home are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different reasons—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system allocates your home into two or more zones that are each controlled by their own thermostat. Pairing zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you lower your heating and cooling bills. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in your home’s ductwork that direct airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected 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 with one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be because of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it makes sense 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 family more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Air Temperature Control can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 478-784-1109 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.