A zoned HVAC system, while more cost up front, will give you better control over the home’s temperature. When properly designed, a multi-zone system can also offer significant energy savings.
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Many homeowners just assume that turning off their air conditioning unit for the fall and winter is as simple as waiting for the weather to cool down and nothing more. However, late last fall a Milford, NH family was stunned to hear their air conditioning kick in on a cool, crisp day. The culprit was none other than the kitchen stove and family room fireplace warming the area to a temperature that their air conditioner thought was uncomfortable.
When you think of zone control in your home’s heating and cooling system, your main focus is probably on the comfort level of you and your family. This is one of the main reasons why homeowners installing a new system often choose to include multi-zones throughout their home. A zone control system can also save you significant money and energy, by controlling the temperature throughout your home as needed.
Homeowner in Merrimack, NH Finds Comfort and Savings with Zone Control System
A homeowner in Merrimack, NH recently contacted us about her large home’s heating system, which was an older unit and in need of replacement. Her old system has been installed with only one zone, and for years she had struggled with inconsistent heating throughout the home. She would walk from room to room and could feel a marked difference in the temperature. Yet, the heating system was working hard to try to maintain a steady temperature.
The solution? When installing a new system, we included a zone control system for the home. Multiple zones allow the homeowner to control the temperature to specific areas. Those rooms where she spends less time during the day, she can now lower the temperature, saving on heat. At night she can lower the temperature a few degrees throughout all zones with the exception of her bedroom.
With the new unit and its zone control installed, this Merrimack homeowner has not only improved her comfort level at home, but she has also seen significant savings on her heating bills. This customer is now convinced that a zone control system is well worth the cost in comfort alone, and the savings on her heating bill is just icing on the cake.
In Hollis, NH a homeowner called looking for solutions to lower her heating bills.
It is that time of year again in New England, when the heating system seems to be running 24/7. She was cringing as the sound of the heater to her meant her hard-earned dollars disappearing. Heating bills during the coldest months can add up, leaving many homeowners looking for ways to save. One option is adjusting the thermostat, particularly overnight, when the family is tucked snugly into bed.
Auto vs. On?
Brookline, New Hampshire Homeowner Makes a Change
Many homeowners aren’t really sure what the most efficient setting for their thermostat should be. A homeowner recently asked us about the ‘Auto’ vs. ‘On’ options on her thermostat, wondering what is the best setting for her home. She had been defaulting to the ‘On’ setting.
One of the most common complaints that we hear from homeowners in the Nashua, NH area and surrounding towns is that their home’s temperature is inconsistent. One room is too hot, while another is too cold. It can be tempting to throw a separate zone and thermostat in every room just to deal with that frustration. But is that really necessary?
Years ago the idea of adjusting your home’s temperature remotely may have felt like something out of the future, but this is becoming more and more commonplace. Homeowners are transitioning away from the more archaic traditional thermostat in favor of a programmable version. The next step up from there, and a direction in which the market is headed, is wi-fi thermostats.
Many homeowners will adjust their home’s thermostat when they aren’t home, reducing air conditioning or heating as necessary, in a hope of saving money. A homeowner in Nashua recently shared with us his belief that the energy for the system to regain the desired temperature uses up any energy, and financial, savings. So what is the truth?
The temperatures are on the rise, and with July and August fast approaching your home’s air conditioning will no doubt be working at full capacity. At Joyce Cooling & Heating we are already receiving many air conditioning maintenance calls in the Nashua area.
An air conditioner that is not working efficiently will cost the homeowner even more to cool the home. Many homeowners already cringe this time of year when they see the cost of pumping all of that cool air into their home. However, there are some simple steps that you can take to make your unit more energy efficient and save money.
How Zones Affect Your Comfort Level
Many of the homes built in and around Nashua, NH the last fifteen to twenty years were designed with only one zone for the entire home’s heating and cooling needs, regardless of size. This typically leaves the homeowners with a house that has a very fluctuant temperature throughout. From a sweltering upstairs in the summer and too chilly bedrooms in the winter, the number of zones in your home can directly affect your family’s comfort level.