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 headaches could be caused by different reasons—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 controlled 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 using dampers in your home’s ductwork that leads airflow to the designated 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 linked to the control panel that operates 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 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 a result of 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 makes sense to have separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send lower amounts of heat upstairs. Having your home zoned will keep you and your household more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC 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 give us a call at 309-437-2703 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.