Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—but your 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 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 direct airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate 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 runs 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 by 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 personalized 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 home is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be a result of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. You know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to operate 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 wonderful opportunity to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your current system. The professionals at B&D Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 928-432-6018 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.