Apr 08 2016

thermostatThe hot- versus cold-natured debate continues to rage in many Bellaire, Texas, homes. It is not unusual to find that one member of the household feels cold while another is too hot. Fortunately, there are ways to improve air conditioning efficiency so that the thermostat settings your program work for everyone.

Install a Ductless System

A ductless HVAC system offers several benefits, including zoning functionality. Each zone receives its own individual thermostat, so Dad can feel comfortable in the den with the thermostat set to 80 degrees while Mom cools down in the bedroom at 70 degrees.

This solution works best with a new construction or if you are renovating an older home. It requires some work to tear out the ductwork, but it pays off in home comfort.

Upgrade to a Smarter Thermostat

Modern thermostats offer far more functionality than their outdated counterparts do. A smart thermostat can adjust itself to your family members’ individual preferences based on who is home and what temperature each individual prefers.

You will be able to program the thermostat according to the schedules of persons in your household. These smart thermostats learn behaviors and will adjust themselves based on established patterns. By doing so, your home will remain at desired temperatures throughout the day and night. This allows you to increase comfort but you will also save energy as you eliminate the practice of constantly adjusting temperatures.

Improve Airflow and Consistency

Sometimes, thermostat wars start because a home is drafty or otherwise heated and cooled unevenly. Having a professional inspect your system can help you identify airflow and consistency issues. For instance, perhaps the ductwork is clogged in one area of the home.

You can also use a smart thermostat to find a healthy balance between comfort and efficiency for everyone in the home. Maintaining temperatures that are more moderate in the summer and winter will leave more cash in your bank account, which makes everyone happy.

Rarely can everyone in a family agree on the ideal temperature for the thermostat. Using the strategies above, however, you can find some middle ground. To have one of our expert technicians inspect your HVAC system, call Conditioned Air Mechanical today 281-201-0356.

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