If you have just one thermostat, you’re no doubt paying too much to heat and cool your home. After all, is every room and area of your home occupied all the time? In our experience, that’s rarely the case. So, as the logic goes, if you’re heating or cooling every room equally but many are unoccupied for hours at a time, your utility bills are higher than necessary. No two ways around it. Actually, there are two ways around it: whole-house zone control and programmable thermostats. Let’s have a look.
Customizable comfort. A zoned system enables you to control the temperature in each zone, one at a time. Using only the living or TV room in the evening? That’s where you want the full measure of warm or cool air. Is one or more of the bedrooms empty during the day? In the winter, turn the heat down to 60 degrees or so and save a bundle.
Greater energy efficiency. With additional zones, you can enjoy comfy temperatures only when and where you need them and save big money the rest of the time. In fact, a fully-zoned heating and cooling system can cut your monthly utility costs by up to 40%.
No more hot and cold spots. Most homes have areas that are either too hot or too cold, depending on the season. That’s because traditional HVAC systems, as they age, lose their ability to provide equal amounts of conditioned air in every room. With zone control heating and cooling, those hot and cold spots will be a thing of the past.
Programmable thermostats. Controlling your home’s energy costs isn’t just about the number of zones. Replacing conventional thermostats with programmable models can help you save even more. Today, you even have the choice of programmable Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats, meaning you can change temperature settings no matter where you are using your thermostat app. To learn more about how to cut your heating and cooling costs without sacrificing comfort, contact Bob Boldt HVAC today.