Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different factors—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 regulated by their own thermostat. Combining 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 home’s ductwork that leads airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that operates 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 essentially 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 personalized 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 correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be because 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 use 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 household more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at Air Quality Solutions 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 call us at 614-871-4144 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.