Future HVAC Systems: 5 Exciting Sneak Peeks Into The Heating And Air Of Tomorrow
Are you curious to know what future HVAC systems will be like? Here’s a sneak peek that may excite you.
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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning: otherwise known as HVAC systems. These units keep us cool during the summer, warm in the winter, and comfortable the rest of the year!
There are many new and exciting technologies that are becoming popular and we want you to be the first to know about it! Keep reading for the leading HVAC technology that will save you money in the coming years!Â
Motion-Activated Air Conditioning
Wouldn’t it be great if your home knew when you were there and able to keep you comfortable? What would be better is if the AC knew when you WEREN’T there and could shut itself off, saving you money in the process.Â
This doesn’t have to be a dream or a far-out wish–it is already possible and on the market. Motion-activated AC systemsÂ may cost money up-front but can save you thousands over the life of the unit.Â
If you don’t love the idea of investing in a new air conditioning system, you’re not alone. However, smart thermostats will give you many of the capabilities of motion-activated air conditioners but with less cost.Â
There are multiple brands of these thermostats on the market, and each one is able to connect to your smartphone so you can set the temperature while away. In addition, these systems learn your patterns including what time you arrive home and what time you leave.Â
Smart thermostats also can send you monthly reports of your energy usage so you can plan for your electric bill or adjust your consumption as needed.Â
Geothermal heating may not be ‘new,’ but it is certainly becoming more popular than ever and costing people less. There is a high start-up cost associated with these systems, but because they transfer heat (and don’t create it) they are very cheap to run.Â
Geothermal heat pumps also last for a number of years and require very little maintenance. In addition, you will see the quality of heat in your home increase–heat created by a furnace is often drying to the skin, hair, and everything else around.
Also, geothermal heat pumps can be used to create hot water meaning you will not need a hot water heater. If you do choose to have a water heater, it can be used as a supplemental source.Â
Ice-Powered Air Conditioning
This system will work in conjunction with your current HVAC systems. Typically, water is frozen in a tank at night to help keep the home cool during the day.Â
Although you may not see relief from the heat for a full 24-hour period, these systems are known to keep a home cold for up to 6 hours. This means that you are not paying for 6 hours of your HVAC system running.Â
HVAC Systems: Worth Upgrading?
Replacing an HVAC unit is expensive no matter how you look at it. Constantly repairing them can also add up.
Choosing to upgrade your HVAC systems or add new components may just be the happy medium your home (and electric bill needs.)
Take a minute to read over a few maintenance tips to help keep your HVAC system running like a champ!