Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different causes—but your 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 regulated by their own thermostat. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you reduce your energy bills. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in your ductwork that aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that operates 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 by one switch. Well, that’s basically the same scenario 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 generally 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. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it makes sense to operate 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 on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your present system. The professionals at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 804-372-0313 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.