Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a few rooms in your residence are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—but the ideal 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 monitored 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 the ductwork that direct airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected 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 by one switch. Well, that’s in essence 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 generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be because 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’s logical 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 occupants more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your current system. The professionals at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 561-401-0011 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.