Saving money and staying comfortable this summer starts with AC zoning at home. HVAC zones are one of the most cost-efficient ways to lower your energy bills. Best of all, you don't have to sacrifice comfort in the process. Follow these tips to prepare your system for the summer months:
- Stop Cooling Unused Rooms
- Program Every Thermostat
- Consider Environmental Factors
Do you use every room of your home each day? The truth is that most families tend to congregate in limited spaces. But if you don't create efficient zones, you may end up wasting energy to cool rooms no one ever uses. Instead, have a trusted HVAC technician rezone your home so that unused spaces are in a different zone entirely. Your wallet will thank you later.
A separate thermostat controls each HVAC zone, but it's easy to forget to turn off the AC before leaving a room. Luckily, you can program the thermostat to adjust automatically. For example, you might want to turn up the upstairs a few degrees when no one is home. After programming the desired setting, the system will change the temperature without you lifting a finger.
When creating zones, it's wise to consider the cooling load of each room. What does this mean? The position of the sun greatly affects the temperature inside your home. Any rooms on the west side of the house, for example, will get hotter at sunset. Other environmental factors include immediate weather changes and the time of day. Creating energy-efficient zones will reduce the load on your heating and air conditioning system.
HVAC zones are a proven way to reduce energy consumption. They will also ensure your family stays cool and comfortable all summer long. Contact H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc. to discuss customized AC zoning for your home.