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 others or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different reasons—but the ideal 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 monitored 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 works using dampers in your ductwork that leads airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each 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 impractical and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled using 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 personalized 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 home is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be due to 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’s logical to use 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 costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Total Comfort can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 201-891-1333 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.