Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these issues 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. 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 because of dampers in the ductwork that direct airflow to the selected 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 operates your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled with 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 customized 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 may have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be due to 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’s logical to operate 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 family more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 432-333-2208 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.