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 others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different causes—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system splits 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 ductwork that aim airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that exact 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 nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 customized 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 home is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be a result 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 less 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 may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Custom Air Systems 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 call us at 772-571-1080 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.