How To Cool Your Home—One Room At A Time
Why cool or heat your whole house when you only use one or two rooms? The Environmental Protection Agency says that, for every degree you set back your thermostat, you save three to four percent on your energy bills. If you set back the thermostat for most of your house five degrees during the night (except for the bedroom), you can save 15 to 20 percent on your bill.
Using a zoned (or ductless) air-conditioning system is a good alternative to standard air-conditioning systems because it allows personalized comfort. For instance, it offers a solution for homes with “hot spots,” where cooled air coming from an HVAC unit just won’t reach. With a ductless system, each room can have its own thermostat, so homeowners can cool just one room in their house, like a bedroom at night or living room during the day. Mitsubishi Electric's Zoned Comfort Solutions allows you to set temperatures back in rooms that aren’t being used and dial in optimal temperature conditions where you spend most of your time. A ductless system saves energy and allows you to achieve substantial savings on utilities.