Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a few rooms in your home are more comfortable than different rooms 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 splits your home into two or more zones that are each controlled by their own thermostat. Combining zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in the ductwork that leads airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control 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 absurd and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled by 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 personalized 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 possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. These could be a result of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We understand that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it’s logical 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 household 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 B & B Heating & Cooling can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 314-838-9800 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.