Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a few rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these problems 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. 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 utilizes dampers in the ductwork that leads airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific 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 nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s basically the same scenario as controlling the comfort of each and 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 related heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is perfectly 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 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 an ideal time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Service Plus Mechanical 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 contact us at 630-473-4749 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.