A zone control system is an energy saving upgrade for your Plainfield home’s air conditioner that can save you quite a bit of money on your cooling bills. But it is important that you use the system to its fullest to ensure you get the most you can out of it.
To start, you should ensure that your zones are well defined. Zone control systems allow multiple thermostats to be installed throughout your home, but those zones should be designated carefully to match your household usage patterns. For example, a single zone can be set for upstairs bedrooms that are generally empty for the same period of time each day. However, you might want separate zones for your living room and kitchen – where you spend time equally but are doing different things and therefore have different cooling needs.
Most zone control systems have digital thermostats, meaning you can program them carefully to turn on and off at certain times of the day. You can turn your upstairs cooling off automatically at 8am every day after everyone leaves for school and work, and then leave it off for a few hours after everyone gets home until just before bed time. Simultaneously, you can lock the thermostat in places that are rarely occupied like your attic or basement. You may want cooling available in these spaces, but it isn’t worthwhile to spend the money to have them cooled regularly.
A good zone control system should be used to supply cooling to those rooms that need it only when necessary. So, make sure you and your family understand exactly when the air conditioner should be on and which thermostats can be used and when. If used properly, such a system can reduce your cooling bill significantly each year without sacrificing anyone’s comfort. For more information about installing a zone control system in Plainfield, give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today!