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 others or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different reasons—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 monitored 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 works because of dampers in your ductwork that aim airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated to the control panel that handles your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s in essence 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 generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be due to 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’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 occupants 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 can even retrofit your present system. The professionals at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 561-515-5527 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.