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The Latest Innovations in HVAC Technology

The Latest Innovations in HVAC Technology

Heating and cooling your home is going to get easier, cheaper and more space-efficient in 2018 and the years beyond. Innovation in energy-exchange systems, new developments in HVAC operating and monitoring software and entirely new heating and cooling processes mean that indoor environments are likely to become more comfortable and cleaner as time goes on. What’s more, you don’t have to be building a new home or undertaking a major remodeling to take advantage of the advances in HVAC technology.

Ductless Heating and Cooling
The air ducts that have long been a part of most homes heating and cooling systems may soon be a thing of the past. Ductless heating and cooling does away with those inconvenient tubes that pass through walls, collecting dust and mold and developing inconvenient leaks. Slim ductless heating and cooling units in the most-used areas of the home can heat and cool rooms more effectively and efficiently. The units can replace or supplement existing space heaters, wood stoves, furnaces and electric baseboards.

Ductless heating and cooling systems are also called ductless heat pumps and ductless mini-splits. A unit on the outside of the house collects heat from the outside air via coils filled with chemical refrigerant. The coils collect heat even from cold air. The heat then moves inside the home and through the system to a fan, which blows warmed air into the room. Alternatively, the system can be reversed to cool the home.

Estimates of the energy saved by ductless heat pumps go as high as 30 percent. Additionally, due to the high energy-efficiency of the systems, some homeowners can apply for rebates on the installation costs.

Intelligent HVAC Systems
Residential heating and cooling systems are destined to become smarter. Programmable thermostats have revolutionized heating and cooling in our homes, making them more comfortable to live in while reducing energy costs. Smart thermostats activate the heating and cooling system when it’s most needed and turn it down when no one’s home or when everyone’s asleep. Another innovation coming for HVAC systems is energy analysis software that tracks the performance of systems, informing homeowners when a service is required.

Maintaining air conditioning units at their peak performance cuts energy costs and prolongs their working lives. One of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC system is always working as it should is having a maintenance service agreement.

Ice Powered AC
Before the development of modern cooling technologies, ice was used to cool home refrigerators. More recently, in the quest to come up with energy-efficient ways to cool our homes, research engineers have developed a novel method of using ice for air conditioning. Water stored in a specialized tank cools overnight until it turns to ice, then, in the daytime, the ice melts and the air it cools is vented in the home. Air conditioners powered by ice can supplement or replace traditional air conditioning units.

2018 is going to be an exciting year for the development of new heating and cooling innovations for our homes. Homeowners can look forward to energy-efficient systems that maintain a comfortable indoor environment with little attention or operation required. Contact 1st Choice Air Solution today experienced advisor for more information on what new technologies would be best for your home.

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