How Smart Technology is Changing the Way We Think About HVAC
Smart home technology is taking the world by storm. Today, we have a hard time going through the day without the use of some smart technology. It usually comes in a rectangular-ish shape that is about 5 inches long and 3-4 inches wide. This device goes in our pocket and takes up way too much time of our lives, sometimes winning our attention over more important matters like driving, family dinners, and even work. So we’ve associated smart technology with a distraction, with something that pulls us away from our daily duties and responsibilities but the truth is that for many people, it is precisely this device that also serves important daily functions directly tied to our jobs, our kids, and our significant others. In 2019, the concept of smart technology is bigger than ever as more and more people adopt these technologies in more than just their phone.
Manual Thermostats and Programmable Thermostats
The manual thermostats have had a gun run. They were the most common for a very long time and are known to last a good amount of time; they are now being replaced, however, by more energy efficient counterparts. Although they seem to be the better deal off the shelf—given their lower price upfront— they are not as accurate when it comes to temperature control and accuracy. This, in turn, can lead you to spend more on energy or have a harder time controlling the temperature of your home.
A programmable thermostat adds a little convenience to the whole process, as it allows you to program different temperature settings for different days of the week. For example, if your family has varying schedules on Monday and Wednesday than Tuesday or Thursday, you can program the thermostat accordingly and have the system turn on and off as dictated. This is big when it comes to energy savings and convenience.
Smart Thermostats — Convenience, Efficiency, and Comfort
In 2019, it’s no secret that smart thermostats are the growing wave of the future. More and more people are experimenting with the exciting possibilities of smart technology and how it can be applied to your home performance and energy savings. Most automation and smart technology related to the home is aimed at increasing convenience and energy efficiency.
The smart thermostat works much the same way as an older programmable thermostat does except it is much more intuitive, programmable, accurate, and offers much more control. It is also connected—via app—to your smart phone which gives you the options of controlling your home temperature from far away. This technology is also SMART, which means that it learns habits and patterns and is thus much more efficient than having to manually alter the temperatures.
More HVAC Advancements
It is not just the smart thermostats but other types of advancements in the way that heating and cooling systems are manufactured and installed. Many HVAC systems today communicate between indoors and outdoors; this reduces heat loss and improves the dehumidifying process. They are also much quieter and require only one or two maintenance visits a year to run for a long time. Another aspect of newer HVAC systems is variant refrigerant flow, which means you have more control over turning on the system in only one room or one side of the house thereby increasing efficiency.
How This is Changing the Concept of HVAC?
All of this has truly altered the way that people think about their HVAC systems. People have always thought about their heating and cooling as a necessity and that is still the case but now they consider how their system can work for them. The whole idea behind smart home technology is that our houses are now aimed to provide better performance and convenience with the added benefit of energy efficiency. Our techs here at Omega Electrical always stay up to date with the latest changes and want to see you maximize your system to its utmost capacity.