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 headaches could be caused by different causes—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system allocates 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 utilizes dampers in the 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 specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated 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 each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same scenario as controlling the comfort of each and every room in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you tailored 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 indoor space is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be due to 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 makes sense 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 family more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 254-939-1141 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.