Are there really ways to cut down on heating and air conditioning costs in the summer?
Heating and air conditioning can be among the biggest costs in a household budget. In the summer, when the heat is on and the AC is running full tilt, it might seem impossible to make a change to how your house is cooled without compromising on comfort. Surprise! Zoning is the answer. Here are 3 benefits you could get from zoning your home this summer:
Benefit #1: Increased Comfort
Zoning allows you to control different areas of your home with different thermostats for different comfort levels based on use and need. If you hardly ever use a certain area of your home in the summer, it seems a waste to cool it as much as the rest of the house. Zoning lets you customize how and where you cool your home.
Do you like to be cooler at night or cooler during the day? Do you prefer to keep the upstairs warmer because it’s used less or is there an area of the house that stays cooler because of a big shade tree? All of these factors come into play when you talk about zoning. It allows you to keep areas of your home cooler or warmer based on your preferences and how much temperature control is needed.
Benefit #2: Increased Energy Efficiency
With the cost of heating and air conditioning, any chance to be more efficient is a bonus. Zoning was designed to save energy on your heating and cooling. In the summer when you have zoning in place, you will use less energy when your system is not working overtime to keep the entire house cool, but is working efficiently based on what rooms need to be cooled and which don’t.
Benefit #3: Save Money
When you save energy on your cooling you will, in turn, save money on your utility bills. If you set up your zoning and programming effectively, you could see a significant reduction in your utility bills over time simply by more thoughtfully and efficiently cooling your home.
If you’re worried about the cost of cooling your home during yet another hot summer, take a look at your options for zoning. There are so many benefits; it could be just the right choice for your home.