If you have recently invested in a new heating system or thermostat, you’ll want to make sure you are getting the most out of your new equipment. Saving energy overall actually depends on several factors, including the type of heating system you’ve installed in your home, and how many thermostats are in the home.
Whether you heat your home with a furnace or heat pump, high-efficiency heating systems are typically designed with multi-stage heat settings. This means that the system can run at lower speeds for longer periods of time to save energy by preventing short bursts of high output heat. This is done by using sensitive thermostats and air handling systems that react to the temperature settings with more accuracy and varying speeds.
Installing a programmable thermostat for one of these newer systems would not allow the new heat pump or furnace to function as it is intended to. You’ll also need to make sure that the thermostat you install is compatible with a new high-efficiency heating system. Mutli-stage systems should comply with the features of the thermostat. Check the owner’s manual if you aren’t sure.
Make sure there’s adequate airflow in forced air systems. While many people close doors and vents to save energy on heating unoccupied rooms, this could reduce efficiency. Your system is designed with special pressurization devices that regulate pressure according to a certain amount of airflow. Only zone control systems are designed to close of zones while adjusting pressure inside the ductwork.
The location of and number of thermostats can also have an impact. In zone control systems, there will be multiple thermostats that can affect the temperature control if not installed in the right locations. Install the thermostats in locations far enough apart so that they will not give false readings. Also be sure to place the thermostats in areas that are not saturated with natural light to ensure more accurate readings.
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