NEW TOOLS MAKING WAVES IN HVAC NEWS
2019 bought with it some of the most interesting changes in our lives. Whether it be folding smartphones or even smarter ‘smart’ robots, it’s undeniable that technology is changing the way we live our lives. Especially in the HVAC industry, new HVAC technology and revisions to old ones are making our lives easier while also saving us money. Here are some tech-based HVAC news ranging from the new HVAC tools you need to the new HVAC technology you should look out for!
Having purchased a smart programmable thermostat myself, I can personally vouch that it’s a gamechanger. Aimed at helping you choose when and sometimes even where you heat and cool your home, programmable thermostats can offset the manual difficulties of regulating your home. Providing automated support for home cooling regulation, programmable thermostats also help save money. By choosing when to (and more importantly when not to) use AC, your programmable thermostat is a cost-effective new HVAC tool you didn’t know you needed! To learn more about how this new HVAC technology is changing the game for the better, read this previous blog about its numerous benefits!
TANKLESS WATER HEATERS
Say goodbye to inconsistent water. We’ve old experienced it before: after 3-4 people have taken a long and luxurious shower, you hop in only to be greeted by icy-cold water. For those wondering why it’s because the large water heater (that’s commonly stored away in the garage) only has so much water stored. While it certainly is large, it’s limited and once gone, it needs time to replenish and reheat. Thanks to innovations in tankless water heaters, the new HVAC technology makes it so that you can get access to hot water when you need it. Because it uses fuel when you need it to as opposed to tanks heating water even when you don’t need it to, you’re able to save upwards of 27%-50% on fuel costs. Safer and more compact in size, tankless water heaters could be the solution for you. With that said, you may need to research the size of the tankless water heater for you as the hot-water demands may vary pending the size of your household, the level of hot water use, and more. Schedule a consultation to see which tankless water heater is for you!
Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV)
This technology is making waves in HVAC news as it has helped create a ripple in the HVAC industry. What does it do? Increase your at-home air quality while also saving you money. We all know that the amount of pollutants carried into the home varies on a number of factors — the number of occupants and whether or not we have pets (and how much they shed). A demand control ventilation answers concerns over proper ventilation needs. By taking into consideration your lifestyle and the lifestyle (and size) of your family, this HVAC tool assesses your ventilation needs and adjusting accordingly, DCV’s can adjust to concentrate on ventilation where you need it most and cutting costs when you don’t need it as much. Think of it as a smart programmable thermostat except instead of heating and cooling, think ventilation and air quality. This new HVAC technology is a must-have, especially if you have children or people with allergies at home!
Ice Powered A/C
When grandma’s home got a bit too warm for comfort, her solution was to take out a block of ice and place it in front of a running fan. To cool her whole house. As you can imagine, it didn’t really help alleviate the problem. So, when I first heard of ice powered A/C in HVAC news, I was skeptical. Ice-powered AC is slow to gain mainstream awareness but it shouldn’t. Working by freezing and cooling water overnight by running refrigerant through copper coils, the water surrounding the coils freeze up — ready to be used the next day in place of the traditional AC unit. While not a complete substitution for a full AC unit, ice-powered A/C is meant to supplement it, so that you’re able to live comfortably off the AC unit for as long as the day and use permits.
Personalized Thermostat Wristband
To be completely fair, I’m skeptical. But with research from MIT, founders of embr gave been able to address difficulties in pleasing everyone. The embr watch is designed to help you feel 5 degrees Fahrenheit cooler or warmer pending your needs by warming your wrists. Just think of how much warmer you feel when holding a warm mug of coffee or tea, or how much cooler you feel while holding a wet towel against your head. Parts of our bodies — some more so than others — help us regulate our internal temperature. This is a new HVAC tool focused on personalization to adjust to your needs. This is certainly an alternative form of care that’s making waves in the HVAC news and world. Does it work? Does it not? I’m not entirely sure — at a price tag of $300, it’s something you have to be pretty sure of in order to invest in. But with that said, it’s a new HVAC technology that may pave the way for new forms of cooling and heating. But one thing’s certain — the future of the HVAC industry is in innovations and creation of new HVAC technology.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Okay. This might not be new HVAC technology or is seen as a new HVAC tool to address HVAC questions; however, this is still relevant and increasingly more important in warm states (*cough cough* Arizona). Using technology to exchange heat with the earth, geothermal heat pumps are installed into the ground to take advantage of the earth’s natural heat to warm up your home when necessary. It might be beneficial to take advantage of a hybrid system as a Geothermal Heat Pumps targets heat usage more so than it does cooling.
Changes in the HVAC industry are thanks to radical changes in new HVAC tools and new HVAC technology. While some have been in the game for a while (geothermal heat pumps) and others are new to the market (personalized AC wristbands), there’s no denying the wave of future HVAC technology is happening now. To see what is right for you and your budget, feel free to connect with us today!