Upgrading your home doesn’t have to mean a complete remodel. Maybe your kitchen is still up to date. Maybe you still love your hardwood floors.
But maybe there are subtle differences that would have a big impact. What if you didn’t have cold spots throughout your home in the winter? What if the water was warm to the touch from the moment you turned the handle on your faucet? It’s the little things that can make all the difference.
Luckily, innovation has changed HVAC technologies and made it easier to control your home’s temperatures while being more efficient in the process.
Motion Sensor Heating and Cooling – Many of the things we use in our home are activated by motion; why not your heating and cooling? By using motion sensors in different rooms, you can control what rooms are heated or cooled without the central control of a thermostat. These systems automatically trigger when it senses movement and turns the system off after vacant for prolonged periods of time.
Thermally Driven Air Conditioning – This design function is growing in popularity around the world as a low cost alternative to traditional A/C. Thermally driven air conditioning uses solar energy and is supplemented by natural gas, making it highly efficient and effective in cooling your home.
Geothermal Heat Pumps – Geothermal heat pumps have been around for decades so they aren’t new technology. But these products haven’t caught on until recently and are offering efficient alternatives in some areas. A geothermal heat pump gets its energy directly from the earth through an underground looped pipe that absorbs heat and carries it back into the home. It cools the home by operating in reverse.
Sensor Enhanced Ventilation – This system uses sensors to monitor a home’s temperature, air pressure, and other indoor air quality factors. It uses smart sensors and an app to provide precise room by room temperature control.
Smart Home – It’s just a matter of time before we can control everything in our homes at the touch of a button. Connected systems and apps allow us to control a home’s lighting, heating, cooling, security, surveillance, and entertainment all at the push of a button. And as these systems start learning your behavior, they can help make the process more efficient too. Then they will automatically adjust according to your behavior and provide you with succinct adjustments throughout the day and night.
The Future of Heating and Cooling – Where do we go from here? Many inventors are looking for alternative ways of producing energy to heat and cool our homes. Why not convert energy used for powering your computers into a heat source?
Is your home as efficient as possible? While each of these means may not be the best for your home, there are viable alternatives that can help save you money and make your home more comfortable in the process. Give us a call today to learn all about your alternatives.