June is here and so is the heat! Now that we are in the summer months of Utah weather, it is a good idea to start looking for ways to save your air conditioner from breaking in the summer by monitoring your thermostat. We often hear that you should reduce your thermostat to 74 or higher, but it can mean your home gets a tad too warm. So how can you lower your utility costs without sacrificing your comfort? Here are some tips from HVAC Utah on how you can ensure your air conditioner is working correctly and will keep your utility bill under control.
Change to a Zone System
A great way to focus on your home is by changing to a zone system. What is a zone system for air conditioning? A zone system will work effectively for a large or multi-level home. Zone systems are designed to cool the entire home evenly. If you find you have certain spots in the home that are cooler or warmer, call HVAC Utah to discuss a zone system. If you have certain rooms in the home that are hit by the sun more than other rooms, you will benefit from a zone system.
How It Works
A zone system isn’t complex, it is set up with a central control panel where multiple thermostats and electronic dampers are used to provide proper signals to the air conditioner on cooling the home. The dampers will essentially cut off air from cooling all the rooms when there is a problem with too much heat in another room.
Zone control systems will increase the lifespan of your HVAC system and will enable you to cool on demand! Take back control over your utility bill and manage how cool your home can be without sweating on the top floor and freezing in the basement!