Most Recent HVAC Advancements
As with other categories of technology, HVAC technology never stands still for long. The rate of change in recent years has been truly astounding, resulting in a variety of impressive advancements that help to save energy, provide a longer service life, and increase the comfort of your home.
If you’re in the market to upgrade or to replace your Anaheim home’s HVAC system, we at Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. want you to be aware of these advancements so that you can take advantage of them if you’d like. Here is a summary of some of the most exciting recent HVAC advancements.
Without a doubt, the HVAC advancement that has seen the highest rate of adoption is smart thermostats. While smart thermostats have been around for a few years, allowing the technology to mature, that doesn’t mean that innovations aren’t still happening.
The biggest recent change in smart thermostats is in their ability to be integrated into the rest of a smart home. Many of these thermostats are now compatible with virtual assistants, allowing you to change the temperature with a simple voice command. Improved algorithms and motion-sensing technology also are helping to improve the accuracy of these devices.
Although ductless systems have been around for decades, they have enjoyed a resurgence as of late as they continue to become a more environmentally friendly choice. Increasing improvements in efficiency in the heat pump of mini-split systems allow for reduced energy usage while maintaining the same level of comfort. Furthermore, new technologies have allowed both the indoor and outdoor components to become smaller, meaning they can be installed more unobtrusively, blending in with any decor.
One of the main benefits of the aforementioned ductless systems is that they allow you to choose specific rooms in your home to heat and cool. Smart vents attempt to replicate this functionality with a central HVAC system by automatically opening and closing vents in certain rooms throughout your home.
Using motion sensors or pre-programmed settings, these vents can automatically open and close, which helps your HVAC system to more efficiently use its heating and cooling capacity. In a sense, this gives you a ductless system in each room of your home without having to have Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. change the HVAC system you already have.
More Efficient Heat Pumps
One of the potential pitfalls of using a heat pump is that if the temperature becomes too cold, then the system will have to supplement the heat that the pump pulls from outside by using electric heating elements. Unfortunately, electricity is one of the least-efficient heating fuels.
That’s why newer heat pumps have the ability to use both electricity and natural gas to allow you to receive the benefits of both. Most of the time, the heat pump is run by electricity. However, when the temperature drops below a certain point, the natural gas heater will kick on, allowing you to heat your home effectively without losing too much efficiency.
Alternate-Power Air Conditioning
When it comes to your HVAC system, one of the components that draws the most power is your air conditioner compressor. Therefore, if you can find a way to power that component with alternate power sources or to replace that component altogether, you can save quite a bit of energy.
That’s exactly what thermally driven air conditioners are trying to do. Rather than using a compressor to increase the temperature of the refrigerant, a thermally driven air conditioner uses focused solar energy to heat the refrigerant and natural gas to power the other necessary processes.
Since solar energy is free once the system is installed, this has the potential to be a game-changer in the HVAC industry, and one which we at Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can’t wait to get our hands on.
A Company in the Know
One thing you’ll notice about these recent HVAC advancements is that they’re all designed to save energy, which ultimately saves you money. To take advantage of these advancements, though, you need to use a company, like Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., that’s on the cutting edge of HVAC technology. We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest industry knowledge so that we can apply that knowledge to your project.
Therefore, whether you need assistance with the maintenance, repair, or installation of your air conditioner or furnace, or you’re in need of something else, such as new attic insulation, a new thermostat, new ducting, or other new energy-efficiency upgrades, we’ve got you covered at Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. The pride we take in each job we do shows through in the outstanding results we’re able to achieve in the Anaheim, CA, area.
As a family-owned company, you can be sure that you’ll receive the personal touch when you work with us. You can also be sure that an experienced HVAC contractor will work on your project. You don’t have to take our word for it, though, as you can read for yourself our large number of positive customer reviews. If you want to bring your HVAC system into the 21st century, make Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. your first call.