Have you ever thought about HVAC technology and how much it’s advanced? Most people probably haven’t. You likely just set the thermostat and forget it. But, HVAC technology is actually pretty amazing and it’s advancing all the time. Consider these smart HVAC innovations that have made or could make your life easier – it might give you a newfound appreciation for your heating and cooling systems.
HVAC UV Lights
UV lights for HVAC systems, like Clean Comfort UV Lights, kill microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and mould spores that can grow inside your home’s ductwork. These microorganisms can cause a number of problems, including respiratory infections, allergies, and more. UV lights are a safe and effective way to kill these and other pollutants, as well as improve indoor air quality.
Using these lights is such a simple way to improve your indoor air quality!
There are a variety of smart thermostats on the market now. While you might be hesitant to install one, they’re super convenient and really can make your life easier! These thermostats can be used remotely so you can control the temperature, humidity, and air quality of your home from wherever you are. Some smart thermostats even learn your patterns and preferred settings and adjust themselves accordingly.
Dual-Fuel Heating Systems
Like the name suggests, dual-fuel heating systems are HVAC systems that use two types of energy (fuel) to heat a home. The most common type of dual-fuel system is a heat pump paired with a gas furnace. In this case, the heat pump would typically provide the heat during mild temperatures while the furnace would take over on colder days.
A dual-fuel setup is energy efficient because it takes advantage of the efficiency of heat pumps. Plus, a dual-fuel system can save you money on your energy bills.
Ductless HVAC Systems
The introduction of ductless HVAC systems made life easier for a few reasons, specifically the fact that they don’t require any ductwork. This means if you don’t have existing ductwork in your home, you don’t have to spend the time and money to have it installed.
Ductless systems are also very versatile and can heat and cool individual rooms or zones. They deliver warm or cool air directly to each area, making them efficient and allowing for more even heating.
Zoned Heating and Cooling
This system allows you to control the temperature in different parts of your home separately rather than treating the entire house like a single zone. It’s especially useful for large homes or households with different temperature preferences.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
ERV’s and HRV’s are systems that improve indoor air quality by bringing in fresh air from outside and getting rid of the stale indoor air. ERV’s specifically also help recover some of the energy that would otherwise be lost when exhaust air is vented outside. This also makes your HVAC system more efficient.
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Is your current HVAC system lacking these innovations? If so, we encourage you to simplify your life by upgrading your heating and cooling system. Find out how you can make your life easier with these smart HVAC innovations.
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