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. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you lower your heating and cooling bills. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in the ductwork that leads airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that handles your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same scenario 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 house is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be due to 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 use 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 costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your present system. The professionals at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 619-448-2470 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.