Thermostat & Zone Control
Your home’s air conditioner remains mostly hidden from view, so its components might be a bit of a mystery to some homeowners. However, there’s one part you are definitely familiar with: the thermostat.
Without a thermostat, what good would your air conditioner or heater be? Your thermostat senses the temperature in the home and allows you to maintain a comfortable temperature. But some thermostats work better than others. Your older manual thermostat might be harming overall AC and heating efficiency, and there are so many other options out there today.
It can also be really tough to read the temperature setting when you are using a slider to set it. You might think you are setting the thermostat to 77°, for example, when really it is at 75° or 76°. Just a couple of degrees off, and you could be spending way more than you need to on your energy bills and wearing down your AC system faster.
It’s Time to Upgrade Your Thermostat
Often, when we show up to perform routine maintenance on an air conditioning system or repair a broken heater, we see one of those old manual thermostats on the wall. Thermostats can work for a long time. The problem is that thermostats that have dials and sliders instead of digital screens do not work as well as newer models.
In fact, you might be spending more than you think. If you frequently readjust the thermostat setting because you cannot seem to get it right, that’s costing you money. The more your air conditioner starts and stops, the more energy it needs to use.
Your Thermostat Replacement Options
We carry Honeywell thermostats and Nest Wi–Fi equipped technology. Get a new programmable thermostat today to start saving money, or upgrade to a smart thermostat to control the temperature in your home, wherever you are.
- Programmable Thermostats
A digital thermostat with programmable options helps you to make decisions about your comfort and energy usage ahead of time. That way, you don’t forget to readjust the thermostat before you leave the home
- Nest Thermostats
A Nest thermostat connects to the Wi–Fi in your home to allow you to control the temperature whether you’re just leaving the office or watching your child’s softball game. A wireless thermostat allows you to make energy–smart decisions. And your Nest will learn your preferences in about a week.
Thermostat installation requires the help of an HVAC expert. If your new thermostat is positioned improperly, it may give a false reading of the temperature in the home. It must be properly hooked up to the air conditioning system and heater controls, and any indoor air quality systems or zoning controls you may have.
There are other options available if you don’t have central air ducts to install a standard central AC and heating system. You might end up using portable heaters and window AC units, but these are expensive to run. Ductless air conditioning and heating is the best option for many homeowners for so many reasons.
The efficiency of a ductless system matches or exceeds that of standard central air conditioning systems and heat pumps.
- Ease of use
Individual air blowers are mounted on the walls throughout the home to provide whole–house cooling and heating. Your thermostat allows you to control a single unit, or you can usually control multiple units at once.
- No renovations
In order to get whole–home air conditioning, you typically have to spend days renovating the house to add ducts. But with a ductless system, the only renovation is a small hole in the wall to feed through the refrigerant line and connect it to the outside unit.
- Heating and air conditioning
While some ductless mini splits only provide air conditioning, ductless heat pumps provide heating as well.
Zone Control Systems
Central air conditioning and heating makes your house feel like a home, allowing you to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout. For many homeowners, there’s only one downfall to a properly working system. Because the unit is centralized, you cannot vary the temperature around the home, making some rooms uncomfortably warm or cool for some of the people in the home.
A zone control system allows you to change the temperature in one room without changing the temperature throughout the entire home. Instead, individual dampers open and shut to let air into or out of that room. Everyone feels a little more comfortable, and you can even save money on monthly heating and cooling costs.
A Zone Control System Saves Money
With a zone control system, everyone feels a little more comfortable in the various rooms of the home. One person might prefer a lower temperature, while everyone else enjoys a slightly higher temperature for sleeping, but everyone gets what they want with the right zoning setup.
Besides, a zone heating and cooling system can help you to save a lot of money. Here’s how:
- Raise the temperature in an area of the home that no one is using, in order to save money on your energy costs in the summer.
- Ensure air is distributed evenly throughout the house. Upstairs areas and large rooms that may be difficult to heat and cool require a lot of energy to do so, without zone control.
- Proper zoning allows for these rooms to cool completely while the other rooms have airflow restricted, reducing overall energy usage.
- Control airflow without closing vents, which can wear down the AC system and heater.
Call Us for Zone Control Installation and Service
It’s so important to make sure that you have professionals there with any zoning installation or service. Zone heating and cooling systems help to make your home more efficient, but only if you have a proper setup. In order to optimize airflow for peak efficiency, you need the help of someone who knows about ductwork and HVAC system design.
If your dampers are not opening and closing properly or if the control system does not seem to be responding as it should, call our team. We offer expert repairs and maintenance services on top of our installations.
And if you’re in the market for a new zone control system, we’re ready to help. We install Honeywell, Lennox, and Carrier systems—three of the most trusted names in heating and air conditioning equipment. We will make sure that your zone air conditioning and heating system is just the right fit for your space. We will install the control system and thermostats, and we’ll show you how to use it.
Not sure which system best fits your needs?
We offer multiple solutions for your new or existing space. Contact us to discuss your project and to receive a no-pressure, absolutely free estimate.
Serving Greater Austin since 1990
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5pm
13620 Immanuel Rd., Pflugerville, TX 78660