Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your residence are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but the ideal 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 regulated 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 using dampers in your ductwork that direct airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that handles 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 by one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs. Even if your house 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 can be ideal to operate 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 household more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can even retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 703-369-5528 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.