There are some downside about owning a great big house.
I knew that it would be expensive when it came to heating and cooling and I was quite right.
But when you have 5 kids, it’s important for everyone to have some space of their own. Yet, when that utility bill came, it was tough to open. That was never more true when it came to the summer months. The HVAC cooling in a big place with lots of volume was costing me a mint. I was even making sure that we weren’t over cooling the house. And we stuck to a strict HVAC thermostat strategy. Still, the HVAC cooling costs were just sky rocketing. And as the kids started leaving to go to college and start their own lives, I was heating and cooling a lot of vacant space. It dawned on me that with today’s HVAC technology, I had some option as to how to handle that situation. The HVAC equipment was replaced about 6 years ago and came with a high SEER number. This was efficient, quality heating and air. But I needed to do more to save on the heating and cooling costs. The HVAC company helped me with that by turning the existing heating and cooling into a zone controlled HVAC home. So now, I have 6 separate heating and cooling zones. This allows me to customize the heating and cooling so empty parts of the house cost me far, far less. This zone control was a great deal and just the answer I had been looking for.