At Quality First Plumbing & Heating, we want to know, are you the kind of person that loves to keep up with trends? Do you search out new technology to be one of the first on your block to try things out? Then it may be time to learn a thing or two about what’s happening in the world of heating and cooling.
While it might not be as flashy as the latest tablet or game console, your heating and cooling is a significant portion of your budget each month. If you can save more with new technology, it can help you save a bundle to invest in other things. And in the HVAC world, there’s a lot of new things happening.
High Efficient Equipment
If you have a furnace or air conditioner that is more than a few years old, a lot has changed. Variable speed settings on today’s air conditioning systems allow the unit to work at a lower speed while keeping more precise temperatures throughout the day. It also allows a unit to be more properly sized to cool a home faster, while at the same time using less energy to do it. The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) will help guide the way, something your technician would be happy to share with you as you make your decision.
A smart thermostat can help you control the temperature in your home in a smarter way. Think of it as a programmable thermostat taken to the next level. You can set a schedule for your cooling needs based on your lifestyle. It will even automatically learn and adjust based on your daily habits. Most importantly, you can have access to your thermostat anywhere. Using your smartphone or tablet, you can control the temperature if you decide to go out to dinner instead of heading home after work. That’s efficiency.
A ductless system has indoor air handlers located high up on walls, placed in different rooms depending on your layout. Think of these like the vents of your traditional vented heating and air conditioning system, except they also contain a blower, coil, and other parts. They act as a complete unit without the traditional vented systems many throughout the Front Range are used to. There is no energy loss through poorly installed or leaking ductwork, which improves performance of the system every day. Have a remodel or a new addition? They can offer efficiency in places where temperature control has been a problem in the past.
Geothermal uses an underground system to provide your home with heating and cooling, thanks to the heat energy of the earth. The temperature underground remains relatively consistent throughout the year. That makes it a reliable source of heat energy for both heating and cooling processes. An underground system circulates water, which moves to a heat pump to heat the air moving through your home. In the summer, that same heat pump absorbs heat and deposits it back in the earth. It’s a great way to run your home efficiently all year through.