Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your residence are more comfortable than different rooms 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 divides 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 reduce your energy bills. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in your home’s ductwork that leads airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that runs your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if each and 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 personalized 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 house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be because 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 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 you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 877-389-2465 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.