Although you may be tempted to replace your entire heating or cooling system this season, you may find there is a more practical and affordable solution. Below we discuss two options that have helped Minnesota homeowners lower the energy bills without totally replacing their HVAC units.


Whole House Zoning

Traditional HVAC systems operate like this: A single thermostat is strategically placed somewhere in the center of your house. The thermostat regulates and controls the entire system so it can distribute warm or cool air throughout every room in the house. Although many thermostats do a fairly good job of making sure the whole house interior reaches and sustains the desired temperature, they’re not always efficient in performing the function. A more energy-efficient solution may be zoning control.


How does a zoned heating and cooling system work? In most cases, we place multiple thermostats in zones throughout the house depending on the floor plan. Each zone is controlled by the thermostat and regulated through dampers in the ductwork that open and close. When the temperature in a zone needs to be adjusted, the thermostat opens or closes the dampers, and the air is directed toward that zone.


Programmable Thermostats

With home automation becoming more and more popular, it’s no wonder that programmable thermostats are becoming the preferred device for regulating temperature. We offer thermostats that feature lots of options so that you can fine-tune your heating and cooling schedule throughout the day. Programmable thermostats allow you to decide when you want the HVAC system turned on and off and what temperature you want to set.


We install thermostats that can be programmed and operated from an app on your phone so that you have full control even when you’re not in the house. You can monitor the thermostat to see how often it’s running and how much energy the system is using. A programmable unit can help you save money by operating only when you want it to.


Furnace Doctors Can Install Your Thermostat

Whether you want to go with whole house zoning or programmable thermostats, contact Furnace Doctors for all your installation needs. We can fully replace your old equipment with brand new thermostats. We also specialize in heating repair and ongoing maintenance. Call us today at 651-789-3082 and let us help you discover all the benefits and features of new system add-ons. We provide complete service for all residential properties in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.