Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a couple rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system divides your home into two or more zones that are each controlled 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 works using dampers in your ductwork that aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that handles your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same scenario as controlling the comfort of 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 house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be a result of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We all know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to operate separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send lower amounts of 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 an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 636-391-7377 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.