Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your home are more comfortable than other places 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 divides your home into two or more zones that are each regulated 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 the ductwork that leads airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in the zone with the thermostat installed for that particular zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that handles your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled using one switch. Well, that’s essentially the same scenario as controlling the comfort of 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 related heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spaces. These could be due to 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 operate 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 on expenses. 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 current system. The professionals at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your questions about zoned homes or any challenges concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 913-432-3342 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.