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 others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different reasons—but your 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 regulated by their own thermostat. Pairing 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 because of dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated 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 with one switch. Well, that’s essentially 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 customized 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 properly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be due to 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 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 can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 509-397-3622 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.