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 others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different causes—but your 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. Pairing 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 ductwork that leads airflow to the designated zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You control your comfort in each zone with the thermostat installed for that particular 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 all the lights in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s in essence 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 personalized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have related heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could possibly have problems with hot and cold spots. 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 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 family more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to think about a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your present system. The professionals at McCune Heating & Cooling 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 contact us at 316-733-9123 or take a few moments to schedule an appointment with us online.