Every Summer, I have gotten used to preparing myself for the steep rise in bi-weekly bills I encounter throughout the warmer months from increased use of my air conditioner.
My air conditioner is vital to the comfort of my family, and is not something both of us can compromise on.
Luckily, my trusted Heating and A/C specialist introduced me to a new kind of smart thermostat that has zone controls for my place. A smart thermostat is connected to Wi-Fi and can be controlled through an app on your iPhone, PC, or laptop. The buddy apps will let you program your thermostat according to your usage requirements, making sure that your air conditioner is finally working efficiently when you need to use it, and it is dormant, and not using any energy when you aren’t home. Because the smart thermostat can be adjusted remotely, this also fully ensures that you don’t accidentally leave the air conditioner running when you leave your home, however zone controls are achieved by a series of valves installed within your existing Heating and A/C HVAC duct, and tasked with the smart thermostat to control the flow of treated air to only the rooms you need at a given time. If the room isn’t occupied, there is no reason for the air conditioner to be treating the air in that room, and by controlling which rooms your air conditioner is finally working on at 1 time, you can make sure that you are only using the air conditioner where and when you require it, helping to save you hundreds of dollars each month! Talk to your local Heating and A/C contractor this week to see which of these energy saving options are best for you and your family.