Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If some rooms in your house are more comfortable than others or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different factors—but a 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 regulated by their own thermostat. Pairing zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you reduce your energy bills. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in your home’s ductwork that leads airflow to the appropriate zones that are calling for heating or cooling. You regulate 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 operates your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how absurd and inefficient it would be if every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s basically the same scenario as controlling the comfort of all the rooms in your home with a single thermostat. A zoned heating and cooling system gives you customized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are generally determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have similar heating and cooling needs. Even if your house is correctly insulated and well-constructed, you could still have problems with hot and cold spots. These could be due to architectural features like multiple stories, large windows and vaulted ceilings. We all know that heat rises, so your top floors become warmer than lower floors. That’s why it can be ideal 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 household more comfortable and save on expenses. If you’re installing a new system, it’s an ideal time to consider a zoned heating and cooling system. You may consider doing a retrofit your current system. The professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling can help you no matter what your existing setup is. We can answer your concerns about zoned homes or additional issues concerning your family’s comfort. Just call us at 308-432-5301 or take a little time to schedule an appointment with us online.