Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a couple rooms in your residence are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different factors—but your 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 regulated 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 utilizes dampers in the ductwork that direct airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in the 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 using one switch. Well, that’s basically the same situation 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 house is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be a result 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 can be ideal to operate 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 household more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your current system. The professionals at All Elements Heating & Air LLC can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 903-702-3941 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.