Advances in heating and cooling technology


I am really impressed with the progress in heating and cooling options on the market. Today’s generation of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and ductless units offer unprecedented environmental responsibility, energy efficiency and conveniences. Ozone depleting Freon refrigerant has been replaced with non-depleting Puron refrigerant. Smart thermostats have made it possible to cater system operation to daily scheduling, significantly trim running costs and take better care of the equipment. The thermostat sends reminders to schedule maintenance and change filters. It can provide alerts when there is a power outage, sudden temperature fluctuation or other issues with operation. There are even thermostats that contact a linked HVAC contractor for remote diagnostic testing. The premier heating and cooling units feature variable-speed compressors to automatically raise or lower output according to the exact demands of the home. By supplying the exact amount of heating or cooling necessary to maintain ideal temperature, the system uses far less energy, doesn’t work as hard and makes less noise. Along with more consistent comfort, these advantages offer superior humidity control and air filtration. There is also the option of zone control. A thermostat mounted in each room handles the requirements of that specific space. There is no need to heat or cool empty areas. It’s easy to target overheated or chilly areas and cater to individual family members’ preferences for comfort. With an increasing focus on the importance of indoor air quality, a line of sophisticated whole-home accessories have been introduced. There are UV lights, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilators and a range of air purifiers. While modern opportunities are rather expensive they offer very worthwhile benefits for homeowners.

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