Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different reasons—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 monitored by their own thermostat. Pairing zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system works because of dampers in your ductwork that direct airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that runs your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 identical heating and cooling needs. Even if your home is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be due to 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 makes sense to operate 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 you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your present system. The professionals at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 727-398-5515 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.