The Benefits of Zone Control and Programmable Thermostats
Energy efficiency is a growing concern for almost every industry, and the HVAC world is no exception. There are several excellent options for builders, homeowners, and businesses that want to go green while increasing comfort. Programmable thermostats and zone control systems are two great ways to reduce consumption and add luxury to any building.
Installing a programmable thermostat into a building allows the residents or owners to have complete control over when and how much the heating and cooling systems turn on. What this means for the average resident is improved comfort and lower utility bills. The thermostat can be set based on time and day, and special settings can be input for travel or harsher conditions.
If a homeowner needs to leave town, the temperature control system can be set to stay off or nearly off during their absence, then to kick back on in time for their arrival back home. For day to day comfort, it can be programmed to let the house cool down somewhat at night, but ensure that it’s back up to normal in the morning. It can keep the air conditioner off all day while the owner is at work, but turn it back on again at just the right moment to provide comfort when he or she returns at night.
Zone control systems facilitate an even greater level of personalization because they make it possible to set the temperature of each room individually. Nearly every household has experienced some level of conflict over temperature control, ranging from good-natured teasing to constant bickering to all-out war. Zone control eliminates these showdowns by allowing each resident of a home to be in a room where they are comfortable, without having to create discomfort for their family members.
While each of these updates will add luxury and comfort to any home or office, they will also reduce the environmental impact and cost of maintaining that building. By not requiring power in order to heat or cool a house that isn’t in use, these will reduce monthly utility bills and take your building one step closer to green.
Frank Newhouse is a freelance writer who currently writes for Air Conditioning Florida, which connects people in the Miami area with the HVAC services they need.