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 different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different factors—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 controlled 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 utilizes dampers in your ductwork that leads 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 particular 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 absurd and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s in essence 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 similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be a result of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We understand that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical to have separate thermostats for the different floors of your home. You can keep the main level warm and send less 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 great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 419-592-4756 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.