How Has Smart Technology Changed HVAC?
Smart technology has left no industry untouched, and HVAC is no different. Smart technology has improved energy efficiency and reduced the costs of heating and cooling in our homes.
What Is Smart HVAC Technology?
HVAC includes every part of your in-home heating, air conditioning, and ventilation. Smart technology has improved the function and efficiency of these systems by increasing the level of remote connectivity and programmatic control we have over our indoor air.
Smart connectivity has reached most components of HVAC, including:
- Air conditioning units
- Heating systems
- Floor and ceiling vents
- Exhaust vents
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Is Smart Technology in Heating Systems Necessary?
Homeowners reap real energy savings when they invest in smart technology for their HVAC systems. Increased HVAC automation offers many benefits for any household, not to mention the planet.
Residential energy use accounted for 21% of the total energy consumed in the United States. Roughly 55% of residential energy use is from heating and cooling (as opposed to using lights, running the dishwasher, washing clothes, etc.).
Lower Energy Bills
Using tools like smart thermostats and smart vents can improve home energy efficiency. Whether your home uses electricity, fuel oil, propane, or natural gas, smart technology allows for greater control when it comes to optimizing your HVAC settings. Smart thermostats, for example, can lower heating bills by 10-12% and lower cooling expenses by 15%. These savings are the result of programmable settings based on your schedule, plus the added control of being able to change temperatures on the go via a smartphone.
Catch HVAC Problems Early
Smart technology has also improved our ability to catch potentially dangerous issues when they are still small. The most recent advancement in smart technology in the HVAC industry includes the ability to monitor entire HVAC systems for warning signs and irregularities remotely. If an issue is detected, the monitoring equipment is able to immediately (and remotely) notify your HVAC company, triggering an appointment schedule where a full diagnostic can be run. This helps catch small problems before they become major issues, causing your home comfort system to stop working at the worst possible time.
Lower Carbon Emissions
Investing in smart technology lowers more than just your monthly bill. By using less energy, smart thermostats can reduce total carbon emissions as well. One study found that if every American home used a smart thermostat, it would offset 6.5 million tons of greenhouse gases.
More Control from Anywhere
Connecting smart thermostats and smart vents lets households adjust their HVAC settings from anywhere. Today, users can adjust their home heating or cooling from an app on their phone, open or close floor vents, and receive notifications on everything from high humidity levels to alerts of a potential furnace malfunction.
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Our technicians are trained on the latest smart technology in HVAC. For smart thermostat installation, regular HVAC maintenance, or emergency repairs, we’re here to help. Call (800) 893-3523 or request your appointment today!