As a Boston resident, the cold winter months will have you constantly seeking shelter. Fortunately, you can typically find what you’re looking for inside your home.
If your home is heated by a multi zone ductless system, there are many ways to use it to your advantage during the winter months. Here’s what you need to do:
Get Set Up in Advance
Before the cold air arrives, do your best to ensure that your multi zone ductless system is ready for anything that comes its way.
For example, if you need to set up an additional zone, such as in your basement or attic conversion, get it in place as soon as possible.
Once you have your entire multi zone ductless system the way you want it, you can adjust it as necessary throughout the winter months to maintain a comfortable indoor atmosphere.
Meet the Needs of Your Entire Family
Some people like to keep their entire home extremely warm during the winter months. Others, however, have different needs, such as wanting to cool off their bedroom when the evening hours roll around.
This is one of the primary benefits of a multi zone ductless system. With multiple zones, everyone – for the most part – can get what they want.
Best yet, since you can set up additional zones as needed, you have the flexibility to adjust your system in the future.
This is in contrast to a standard HVAC system in which there is one zone for the entire home and changing this is a costly and labor-intensive process.
Save Yourself Some Money
While there is no way to completely eliminate your energy bill during the winter months – outside of turning off your heat entirely, which isn’t recommended – there are things you can do to save.
In general, ductless HVAC systems are more energy efficient, as you don’t lose any heat through your ductwork. When you add in the multi zone portion, you’re in even better position to save.
Here’s why: you can turn down the heat in rooms that aren’t used as often, which immediately cuts your heating bill.[i]
Also, depending on the type of system and thermostat you’re using, you can set the heat to automatically lower at certain times of the day, such as when you expect to be away from home.
There’s no way around it: the winter months in Boston are extremely cold. So, the best thing you can do is implement a plan for staying warm when you’re at home.