Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a couple rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different factors—but your 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 controlled 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 designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated 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 in essence 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 tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are typically 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 spots. These could be because 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 makes sense to use 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 on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Knoechel Heating Company 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 call us at 724-452-6280 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.