Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—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. Combining 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 direct airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected 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 essentially the same situation as controlling the comfort of 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 identical heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be a result of 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 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 occupants more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Stan's Heating, Inc can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 541-889-3987 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.