Here’s a comprehensive guide to the current and popular advancements in HVAC systems.
Motion sensors are becoming a much more popular technology that only allows an air conditioner to come on when people are moving in the room. This system helps reduce energy and utility costs.
Thermal activation works in one of two ways. Thermally-driven air conditioning uses solar energy and is supplemented by natural gas. It features a double-chiller design that offers more cooling capabilities than most other systems, and all but eliminates electricity costs.
On-demand Hot Water
This system uses a process that circulates cool water back into the hot water heater upon activation. This was created to respond to the crisis of the 12,000-gallon average waste of water that happens while people are waiting for water to warm up. That water will run back into the system to be used again.
The Ice Bear is an ice-powered air conditioning system that freezes water in a tank overnight to help cool a building. The system as its currently designed will provide cooling for ups to six hours before a conventional air conditioning system will kick on.
A smartphone app will allow homeowners to control sensor-driven vents. These enhancements also use sensors to monitor your home heating and cooling trends, the current temperature in your home, and other indoor air quality factors.
Heating pumps are the most efficient when they use dual fuel, specifically a combination of electric heat and a gas furnace. The system will use gas heat at low temperatures and switch to electricity when the temperature rises above 35 degrees. Although initially more expensive, this system will be more cost efficient in the long run.
There’s nothing current about the concept of geothermal pumps, but this system has slowly gained popularity again with the growing desire to be more energy efficient when it comes to heating and cooling. Instead of using solar energy, this system harnesses energy from the earth below with an underground piping system that absorbs heat and brings it up into your home. For cooling, the process works in reverse to remove warmth from your home.
With the popularity of living a connected life with devices and apps that help you manage many facets of life, smart homes and home automation technology is growing in use. These systems allow you to control the heating and cooling in your home with your smartphone while monitoring the current temperature, even when you aren’t at home.
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