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 the ideal 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 monitored 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 your ductwork that aim airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that specific zone. Each of the individual thermostats is associated 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 using one switch. Well, that’s basically the same situation 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 generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be because 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 makes sense to have 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 occupants more comfortable and save costs. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your present system. The professionals at Langford Cooling can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just contact us at 813-898-9553 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.