The Best HVAC Gifts for the Techy People on Your List
It’s no surprise that HVAC gifts are perfect for anyone who loves technology. Smart devices offer connectivity and control to make HVAC more interesting and your home more energy efficient. Whether you’re shopping for the professional HVAC technician in your life or someone who just loves gadgets, here are a few great HVAC Christmas gifts or for any other gift-giving occasion.
3 HVAC Gift Ideas
The best HVAC gifts check off three important boxes: control, convenience, and savings.
Control – Smart and connected devices offer homeowners new ways to control or automate essential functions around the house, including heating, cooling, and airflow.
Convenience –Great HVAC gifts make using or working with complex machinery easier through excellent design.
Savings – It’s a win-win-win when a gift gives you more control, convenience, and the ability to save money and reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
We’ve selected some of our favorite HVAC gift ideas that are sure to make life a little easier around the house, and your house a little easier on the environment.
Smart Ceiling Fan
A smart ceiling fan connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network and other smart devices to become an integral part of your complete on-command HVAC environment. Most smart ceiling fans are controlled by a remote or by smartphone app, while more recent models can also be voice-activated using devices like Google Assistant, Siri, or Alexa.
Most important, smart fans can work in conjunction with your heating and cooling systems to control indoor temperature and humidity, while reducing overall energy consumption.
When connected with smart thermostats, these devices can adjust speed and direction to keep rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Other smart ceiling fan features include:
- Automatically dimming or brightening lights
- Room occupancy sensor
- Summer/winter settings
Smart thermostats offer more control than programmable thermostats by letting you adjust settings from anywhere. In addition to scheduling your home’s heating or cooling settings from an app, you’ll also be able to make changes from your phone anywhere, thanks to your thermostat’s Wi-Fi connectivity. Most smart thermostats also offer customized usage reports and offer insight on ways to improve your energy efficiency.
One of our favorite new smart thermostat features is geofencing. This feature can automate your HVAC system to kick on when you’re a certain distance from home, ensuring you walk into a comfortable space every day.
Other neat features include:
- Voice control with Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri
- Remote sensors in different rooms
- Automatic heating or cooling schedule
Your local One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning technicians can install your smart thermostat and help you get the most out of this exciting technology!
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Smart Air Purification System
Breathing clean, healthy air is important to everyone! Today’s portable air purifiers use Wi-Fi connectivity to optimize performance, lower energy consumption, and remove several indoor air pollutants. Like the other smart devices listed here, most smart air purifiers connect to voice-activated commands from your phone or smart speaker to turn on and off.
Several top models include integrated smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, adding additional detection capabilities to your home’s existing monitors.
Look for these features in your next smart air purifier:
- High MERV filter rating (find out which MERV ratings are best)
- Air quality analysis tools
- Energy Star certification
- Wildfire settings (specifically designed to reduce the impact of nearby wildfires on your home’s air quality)
Give the Gift That Keeps … You Cozy
Fall and winter are the perfect times to give the gift of comfort with professionally tuned HVAC equipment. Let our trained technicians install that smart thermostat or set up other HVAC-related gifts this time of year! For all your HVAC needs, there’s a local One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning location nearby waiting to help. Request an appointment or call (800) 893-3523 to set up a seasonal maintenance call.