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 headaches could be caused by different reasons—but the ideal 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. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in the ductwork that direct airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is connected to the control panel that runs your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s in essence the same scenario as controlling the comfort of all the rooms 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 indoor space is properly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be because of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We all 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 lower amounts of heat upstairs. Having your home zoned will keep you and your family 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 Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 605-342-5107 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.