Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your home are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different reasons—but a solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system splits 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 lower your heating and cooling bills. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in your home’s ductwork that aim airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that specific 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 every light in your home were controlled with 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 tailored control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be due to 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 have 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 occupants 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 existing system. The professionals at Mitchell Heating can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 719-596-6677 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.