Zoning Systems And Programmable Thermostats: Two Energy-Efficient Ways You Can Customize Your Heating And Cooling

When it comes to heating and cooling, high energy costs and inconsistent room-to-room temperatures are two of the more common complaints we hear from Terre Haute-area residents. This is not surprising. Often, when one room is too hot or too cold, our first instinct as homeowners is to jack up the thermostat to compensate. Unfortunately, this not only sacrifices the comfort of other rooms in the home, it increases overall energy consumption.

Luckily, there are ways to correct temperature inconsistencies without sacrificing household comfort and without increasing annual energy costs. Zoning systems offer one such solution. With zoning systems, your household can be divided into separate temperature zones, each with a dedicated thermostat. Thus, if one area of your home is consistently warmer than the others, you can adjust the temperature of that specific area without sacrificing comfort throughout the home. In fact, zoning systems can help solve a number of temperature inconsistency issues, such as those founds in homes with:

  • Multiple levels
  • Finished rooms located in the attic, basement, or over the garage
  • Rooms with large open spaces such as vaulted ceilings
  • Room containing a large number of windows

If you’re interested in further increasing the energy-efficiency of your household heating and cooling system, consider the benefits of a programmable thermostat. By programming your household climate according to the weekly routine of your family, you can eliminate the needless consumption of energy during those long periods when your household is entirely empty. What’s more, you can do this without sacrificing household comfort. Consider your options:

  • 5+2-day programmable thermostats allow separate settings for the 5-day workweek and 2-day weekend.
  • 5+1+1-day programmable thermostats add the flexibility of separate settings for both Saturday and Sunday.
  • 7-day programmable thermostats offer the maximum flexibility of unique daily settings.

As efficient as zoning systems and programmable thermostats are on their own, the U.S. Department of Energy claims that combining the two can reduce energy costs by as much as 30 percent annually. For more information on how a zoning system or programmable thermostat could benefit your household, contact Paitson Bros Heating & Cooling for expert consultation.  

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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  1. Posted April 24, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    “:As efficient as zoning systems and programmable thermostats are on their own, the U.S. Department of Energy claims that combining the two can reduce energy costs by as much as 30 percent annually”
    Would you please indicate me where i can get the original DOE article.
    Thanks a lot in advance.

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