Saving money on heating and air conditioning can be easy if you’ve got the right equipment for the job. When shopping for a new heating or air conditioning system (or a heat pump, which does both), be sure to purchase one with the ENERGY STAR label and with a high efficiency rating compared to other systems of its size. In addition, a Wi-Fi thermostat can help you to make energy-smart choices, allowing you to adjust the temperature from the workplace or wherever you are!
And one upgrade many homeowners decide to go with for year-round savings is a zone control system. Zoning your home for heating and cooling can lower your bills and give you more control over your comfort than ever before.
How Does It Work
When a technician installs a zone control system, the home is first divided up into zones. You may only have two: the upstairs and downstairs zones. Or you may want zoned heating and cooling to control the temperature in the bedrooms with individual thermostats for personalized settings.
The technician must install dampers in portions of the ductwork to control airflow into these zones. A control system allows for each damper to act independently of the others, or for all to adjust the home to the same temperature if desired.
How You Can Save
You can save money by choosing to reduce airflow to rooms you don’t use during the day. For example, you can keep the bedrooms 5-10° cooler in the winter if you’ll only need the main living area heated during the day.
You can also save when your entire home is suddenly able to keep temperatures consistent. In a larger home, AC and heating systems often have to work harder to condition upstairs rooms to the same temperatures as the downstairs ones, overworking the system and raising your bills. But with a quality zoning system, you save that energy since the dampers help to adjust airflow for maximum efficiency.
AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. does quality work for a fair price. Call us for zoning services in Bluffton and the nearby areas.