Smart Home Heating and Cooling
Technology is moving faster and faster these days and the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry is right on track with Smart Home Heating and Cooling features.
Today, we are sharing a few trends that are improving the lives of homeowners in Louisville, KY.
Smart HVAC systems are growing in popularity with some solutions already the norm.
Why? We are all looking to be more comfortable, efficient, save money, time, and energy; and the icing on the cake? We contribute to an eco-friendly environment.
Smart Home Heating and Cooling Features
A Smart HVAC system uses wireless technology to communicate with other smart devices and sensors in your home. As a result, this allows you to have ultimate control over your system, especially when away from home.
For example, you can set your AC to switch on when you are a few miles from home (it reads the location of your phone), when the room temperature reaches a certain level, or whenever someone enters the home.
Other features such as self-learning (smart) thermostats, smart vents, and voice controls are all designed to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Some systems now offer self-diagnostic capabilities that provide insight on the performance of your system, alerting you to potential issues before they become a financial burden.
Ductless HVAC Smart Heating And Cooling
A ductless heat pump or air conditioner consists of two units: a wall-mounted indoor unit combined with an outside compressor.
Typically, a ductless mini-split is used where a window AC unit or baseboard heating would be considered, such as a sunroom or 2nd floor addition. Unlike window units, ductless units require only a very small hole to be drilled into the wall, making them less susceptible to air leakage and security problems. Plus, they’re visually appealing and quiet.
Thanks to inverter technology, mini splits only generate the necessary amount of cooling or heating to maintain your desired temperature.
Compact, energy-efficient, and a variety of mounting options make the ductless mini split a wise choice. Ideal situations include:
- New additions
- Garage apartments
- Bonus rooms
- 2nd story add-on
- Hot and cold spots (the stubborn room that just won’t cool)
Smart Home Zoning
Zoning allows you to set up to four “zones” or regions in your home, each with their own separate temperature control. This lets you set warmer temperatures for the family member who is always chilly, while keeping things cooler in other regions of your home.
Zoning allows you to efficiently cool or heat specific rooms based on usage or time of day. For example, when you are cooking, you may want your kitchen area to be nice and cool while the back bedrooms remain at an average temperature.
Smart Home Air Quality
Since the pandemic, the indoor air quality discussion has grown by leaps and bounds. Of course, the usual indoor pollution suspects, i.e., moisture, radon, allergens, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are still of interest. However, there are now heightened concerns regarding virus variants, bacteria, and airborne droplets.
Rising in popularity is the Reme Halo, an in-duct air purifier that uses Reflective Electro Magnetic Energy (REME) to improve indoor air quality far beyond the level of traditional stand-alone air purifiers.
Installed in your current HVAC duct system, it proactively treats your air when your system is on. The ionized hydrogen peroxide molecules proactively connect with contaminants, breaking them down and eliminating them from your air supply. It also causes contaminants to stick together so your filters catch them easier.
Technological advances are here to stay. And, for good reason. New solutions are aimed at saving you money, working smarter not harder, and to enjoy your HVAC investment longer.
To learn more, or which is right for your home and lifestyle, text or call (502)244.9999.