The single, easiest way to get higher performance from your existing heating and cooling system while lowering your home’s overall energy costs is to merely install a programmable thermostat. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a programmable thermostat can save you up to 30% on energy costs annually. A comfortable temperature along with a proper humidity and clean air will provide you with a comfortable and healthy environment.
Programmable thermostats for heat pump systems:
Have a programmable thermostat installed specifically designed for heat pumps which allow you to more efficiently regulate the temperature. A programmable thermostat not designed for heat pump application will cause the auziliary heat to come on prematurely after a nighttime setback. This back up can offset any savings realized during the setback period. A heat pump programmable thermostat allows for a greater recovery time, allowing the heat pump to gradually recover the desired temperature with very little or no expensive auxiliary heat.
A programmable thermostat conserves energy and saves you money
Trane programmable thermostats are designed to maximize the performance of your home comfort systems with reliable, accurate temperature control. And, because you could program them to raise or lower the temperature when you’re not home, they also save energy while still maintaining your standard of comfort. In fact, during the winter you can save about 3 percent of your heating costs for every degree you lower your thermostat.
During the summer, you can cut your cooling costs up to 4 percent for every degree you raise your thermostat*. All you have to do is plan your family’s schedule for the week, follow your thermostat’s simple programming instructions, and then reap the benefits of lower energy costs and enhanced comfort.

Zoning Systems

In your house, is one room too hot while another is too cold? Control heating and cooling comfort where you want it, when you want it. With zoning, you can divide a home into different comfort zones so each zone’s heating/air conditioning is controlled independently. You don’t have to heat empty rooms or over-cool one area in order to be comfortable in another. Zoning makes it possible for everyone to be comfortable and offers energy savings.
You don’t have to buy a new heating and cooling system for every room. A zoning system uses dampers in your ductwork that open and close as needed based on each zone’s thermostat settings. When a zone is at the selected temperature, and doesn’t need to be heated or cooled, the dampers close to save energy and maximize comfort elsewhere. Think of it as controlling your heating and cooling the same way you control your lights – a thermostat controls each zone to the temperature you choose.
You might consider a zoned system in your home if one or more of these conditions exist:

It contains more than one level

There are large, open areas such as vaulted ceilings or lofts, an atrium or a solarium

There is a bonus room off the back or over the garage

There are finished rooms in the basement or attic

It has a room or rooms with expansive glass areas

Family lifestyles dictate different temperatures in different areas of the home

Heating and cooling temperature patterns vary at different times of the day

A portion of the home is built over a concrete slab floor

Your home rambles in many directions like a ranch or has wings extending off the main living area