Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different factors—but the ideal 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. Combining 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 utilizes dampers in your ductwork that leads airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control 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 handles your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same situation as controlling the comfort of all the rooms 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 usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be because of 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 can be ideal to have separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send reduced amounts of 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 consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your present system. The professionals at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 559-675-1681 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.