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 others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different causes—but the ideal solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system allocates your home into two or more zones that are each monitored 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 works because of dampers in your ductwork that direct 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 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 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 indoor space is perfectly 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 understand that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it can be ideal to use 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 household more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your present system. The professionals at Schagrin Gas Company can help you no matter what your current system is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or anything else concerning your family’s comfort. Just give us a call at 302-658-2000 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.