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 others or you have hot and cold spots, these problems could be caused by different reasons—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 controlled by their own thermostat. Bringing together zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you lower your heating and cooling bills. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system works using dampers in your ductwork that direct airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You manage your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that specific 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 nonfunctional and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s basically the same situation as controlling the comfort of 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 typically determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you may have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be because of architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. You know 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 less heat upstairs. Having your home zoned will keep you and your occupants 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 can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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 call us at 985-537-6795 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.