How zoning can help you boost your energy efficiency this spring.
Searching for ways to increase your energy efficiency this spring? Zoning can help you save significantly on your energy bills. But are you getting the most out of your zoned system? Here are two home zoning tips to help you save energy this spring:
Tip #1: Take Advantage of Programming
In a house without zoning, programming is essential to help save money and still have a comfortable house. With zoning, it’s just as important. Your schedules, activities, and sleep/wake times can, and should, drive your programming for your heating and cooling. For example, instead of worrying about adjusting the temperature in your home office at night when you’re not using it, program it according to your schedule. Programming will make it happen seamlessly, allowing you to use less energy without having to remember to make the adjustment.
Tip #2: Keep the Weather in Mind
As we transition from winter to spring and the weather gets warmer, inside and out, it’s important to keep the forecast in mind. Upper floors in your home are going to get hotter in the summer as the sun beats down and the heat rises from the lower floors. Adjust your zones to accommodate the weather changes so your upstairs rooms are cool and comfortable when you’re using them, but you’re not overcooling your downstairs rooms in the meantime.
A zoned system is a great way to keep all areas of your home comfortable, to customize the temperatures to suit individual tastes and lifestyle needs and to save money in the process. For more ways you can use zoning to help you increase your energy efficiency, check with our pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling today.