Do I need a zoned home?03/29/2016 Do I Need a Zoned Home? If a couple rooms in your residence are more comfortable than different rooms or you have hot and cold spots, these headaches could be caused by different causes—but the ideal solution could be a zoned home comfort system. A zoned heating and cooling system allocates your home into two or more zones that are each regulated by their own thermostat. Combining zoning with programmable thermostats can keep you more comfortable and help you save on your heating and cooling bill. How Does It Work? A zoned heating and cooling system utilizes dampers in your home’s ductwork that aim 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 exact zone. Each of the individual thermostats is linked to the control panel that runs your HVAC system. Is A Zoned Home Right for Me? Imagine how impractical and inefficient it would be if each and every light in your home were controlled by one switch. Well, that’s in essence 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 customized control over every zone of your home. Your zones are usually determined by grouping the rooms in your home that have identical heating and cooling needs. Even if your indoor space is properly insulated and well-constructed, you could still 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 makes sense 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 occupants more comfortable and save you money. If you’re installing a new system, it’s a great time to look at a zoned heating and cooling system. You can also retrofit your current system. The professionals at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. 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 give us a call at 503-848-3838 or take a minute to schedule an appointment with us online.