Cooling season will soon be upon us again, and with it, the need to save energy and boost your HVAC performance. How can you get the most out of your air conditioning this year? Here are a few important trends in air conditioning to look for.
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- Smart thermostats – The thermostat is the key to your HVAC system. The better you can control it, the better you can control everything else. Smart thermostats have the ability to learn your cooling preferences and adjust them accordingly. They can sense automatically which rooms are occupied and which aren’t so they only send air where it’s needed. Plus, they’re WiFi enabled, so you can be alerted immediately to any air conditioning issues, and check and adjust the settings remotely.
- System integration – Another way thermostats are becoming smart is by integrating with other systems to know when cooling is or isn’t needed. If the lights are on in a particular spot, that means someone is occupying that room/area and air conditioning is needed there. On the other hand, if the alarm is armed, then it’s a safe bet no one’s around, and the A/C can turn itself off.
- Smart power grids – Not only are new technology trends making it easier to save energy by yourself, they’re also making it possible for the power grid itself to help you save energy and boost performance. Especially during the summer, power companies tend to encourage their customers not to run major appliances during peak hours when everyone else is running them in order to avoid overloading the grid.However, with the rise of wind power, there are also periods of surplus energy. Wind is difficult to predict, and the energy it produces can’t be stored. So suddenly, without any forewarning, a grid will have extra power. A smart grid can communicate with the houses and buildings on it to let them know when these surplus periods are so they can run their HVAC system and other major appliances more cheaply.
Learn more about air conditioning trends from the pros at United Air Conditioning, or give us a call today at 727-470-6803 to schedule an appointment!