There are dozens of ways for a homeowner to save money on their energy bills, but a lot of them require some degree of micromanaging your home HVAC system. If you want to cut down your energy use without the added hassle, looking into some elements of a smart HVAC system could pay off for you. Here are a few smart upgrades that can make your home more efficient and more livable:
- A home zoning system. These systems allow you to control the temperature of your home room-by-room (or zone-by-zone, with several rooms grouped together and managed as one unit). By only heating and cooling the rooms that you need, you can cut down on the wasted energy of heating or cooling the entire building at once.
- A smart thermostat. Thermostats are available which can learn your daily schedule, adjust temperatures based on room occupancy, go automatically into vacation mode when no one is home for a few days, communicate with your phone via Wi-Fi, and even record your temperature expenditure in graphs for you to analyze.
- Humidity managers. Balanced humidity is good for both your HVAC system and your personal health, and it may take a humidifier and a dehumidifier working together to keep humidity balanced throughout the year. Smart upgrades to your system can monitor your indoor humidity and activated the humidifier or dehumidifier as soon as they’re needed.
- Variable-speed HVAC fans and smart ventilation systems. These systems all manage airflow through your home, whether it’s coming from your central HVAC system or bringing in fresh air from outside. Sensors installed in the systems can monitor your home and deliver precisely what you need.
Each of these systems offers advantages on their own, and in combination, you can create a home that’s responsive to your needs. If you’re curious about whether or not a smart HVAC system is worth installing in your Cleveland-area home, talk to the experts at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing! We’re happy to help you discover the best home HVAC solutions for you.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues. For more information about smart HVAC systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or give us a call at 440-345-8795.
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