When my wife and I bought our home eight years ago, we knew that we would be making renovations in order to make it as energy efficient as possible.
We installed double pane windows, LED lighting, ceiling fans, and also we installed a smart thermostat with zone control.
A smart thermostat is connected to wifi and can be controlled through an app on your phone, pc, or tablet. A smart thermostat is programmable so that you can set your air conditioner to run when you need it, and leave it off when you don’t. The ability to control the HVAC system remotely is great because you will no longer leave the air conditioner on when you leave the home, and if your schedule is consistent, you can have your air conditioner turn on and off automatically according to your and your family’s needs. Zone control functionality brings the ability to program your air conditioner to only operate in the room or rooms of your choosing at any given time. Valves in the ductwork open and close according to the setting, meaning that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work to heat the whole house if it’s not needed, saving your system from working too hard and therefore saving you hundreds on your energy bills. A smart thermostat with zone control is a great upgrade to any home, and can usually be installed with minimal change to the existing HVAC system, making it a great investment to any home, new or old, especially if you want to increase the efficiency of your heating and air conditioner.