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 other places or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different causes—but a 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 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 because of dampers in your home’s ductwork that direct airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each of the zones with the thermostat installed for that exact 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 impractical and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s basically 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be a result 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 makes sense to operate 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 an ideal time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your present system. The professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 979-532-2511 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.