Long gone are the days when you only had one dial thermostat to control the temperature for your entire Shenandoah Valley home, inevitably some rooms ended up too cold while others were too hot. Today, there are a number of ways you can customize the comfort controls in your home to maximize your comfort in every part of your house and reduce your energy bill at the same time. Here are three ways to:
Customize home comfort
Monitor indoor air quality
Connect your system to Wifi for 24/7 access
Lower energy consumption costs
How Can Programming Your Thermostat Save You Money?
The simplest way to see real improvements in your home’s energy efficiency is by upgrading to a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to set up a regular heating and cooling schedule — where your thermostat automatically adjusts depending on the time of day — so your heating and cooling systems will provide comfort only when you need it, and then take a break when you don’t. Just upgrading to a programmable smart thermostat alone can lower your energy bill by up to 33%!
Breaking Down Your Home Into Zones
Just as important as a programmable heating and cooling system is the ability to set different comfort zones in your home. Do you have rooms in your house that are rarely used and don’t need to be conditioned with the same frequency as other areas? Does your upstairs tend to need more heating and cooling attention than your downstairs? A home zoning system can separate your home into sections and target specific areas so you don’t waste resources and energy costs where they won’t be used.
Control Your Comfort (and Air Quality) with Your Phone
Modern comfort control systems aren’t just for heating and cooling—they can also control air purifiers and filters, ventilation systems, as well as humidifiers and dehumidifiers. This offers you unprecedented control over the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home. Many devices now have Wifi connectivity, meaning you can use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to access and adjust your home IAQ and temperature from anywhere with internet access—even while you’re at work or on vacation!
Call Excel for Expert Advice
Virginia homeowners know how the extremes of seasonal weather can force their home performance systems into overdrive just to keep living areas comfortable. At Excel Heating & Cooling, our team of NATE-certified Comfort Advisors has the resources and knowledge to recommend the right comfort control system to increase your home’s efficiency and lower your energy bill.