Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your house are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different factors—but your 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 controlled by their own thermostat. Bringing together 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 utilizes dampers in your home’s ductwork that direct 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 exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that operates your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if all the lights in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s basically the same situation as controlling the comfort of all the rooms 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 typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your home is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spots. 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 reduced amounts of heat upstairs. Having your home zoned will keep you and your family more comfortable and save costs. 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 773-704-0640 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.