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 different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these issues could be caused by different causes—but the ideal solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system splits 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 because of dampers in your home’s ductwork that direct airflow to the selected zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 every light in your home were controlled with one switch. Well, that’s essentially 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 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 indoor space is perfectly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold areas. 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’s logical to use 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 family more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a wonderful opportunity to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your existing system. The professionals at Lycoming Heating Company can help you no matter what your situation is. We can answer your inquiries about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 570-326-4450 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.