Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a few rooms in your home are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different factors—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 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 utilizes dampers in your ductwork that direct airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated 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 every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same scenario 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 house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you may 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 can be ideal 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 family more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 303-452-4146 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.