Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a few rooms in your residence are more comfortable than other places or you have hot and cold spots, these problems 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 monitored 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 works using dampers in your ductwork that leads airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in the 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 synopsis 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 related heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still 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 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 you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 715-421-5555 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.