Updating to a zoned heating and cooling system


One of the best home improvements I’ve made was upgrading to zoned heating and cooling.

Originally, we managed temperature throughout the entire living space with a single thermostat.

If we wanted to raise or lower the setting, we needed to walk to the living room and manually turn the dial. Any adjustment affected every single room. There was no way to target the overheated bedrooms or chilly living room. There was no way to avoid heating or cooling empty rooms to the ideal comfort level. We were wasting a tremendous amount of energy and money, while also creating greater wear and tear on the furnace and air conditioner. When the heating and cooling system required replacement, I researched options. Although it was a significant investment, I was prepared to spend more for cost-saving and convenient amenities. I looked for Energy Star rated models with the best customer reviews and warranties. The equipment includes adaptable-speed technology that automatically varies output according to demand. Multi-stage filtration helps to elevate indoor air quality. Zone control was the feature I was most excited about. We now have a thermostat installed in each room that determines temperature in that specific space. Because of smart wireless technology, we can make adjustments to the thermostat from an app on our phones. Every family member is able to customize the temperature in their bedroom. Along with superior comfort and healthier breathing air, the new furnace and air conditioner have significantly reduced my monthly utility bills. I am hopeful to recover the initial investment within eight to ten years.


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