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 different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but the ideal 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 controlled 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 because of dampers in the ductwork that aim airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected to the control panel that runs your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s basically the same situation as controlling the comfort of 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 typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly 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 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 household 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 can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 602-997-5701 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.