Did you know that on January 1, 2020, producing and importing R22 refrigerant into the U.S. will be illegal, except for the continuing servicing needs of existing equipment? If your heating and cooling system was installed prior to 2010, there’s a good chance it uses R22. Though the ban doesn’t require you to replace a functioning system, it may be a good time to evaluate your options, including switching to a more efficient and environmentally-friendly unit.
These new advances in HVAC technology may lead to a better way of heating and cooling your Louisville home.
Wi-Fi Enabled Fans
You can now use your mobile device to control air circulation and improve the comfort and efficiency in your home. Wi-Fi enabled fans work by making sure A/C needs are met during the hottest days and by circulating warm air throughout the house during the winter months. If your current system already uses standard fans, you can upgrade them to be Wi-Fi enabled for greater convenience. Newer models also give you more speed options.
Better Thermostat Controls
Programmable thermostats are much more energy efficient, giving you more control over how your heating and cooling system runs, with smart sensors detecting things like temperature and humidity. These new thermostats are also more user-friendly than earlier models and many can be programed from your smartphone or other mobile device.
Indoor air quality sensors can also supply you with data on indoor pollutants such as allergen levels. Other models include tracking features so you can monitor changes in air quality and replace filters as needed.
Motion-Activated Air Conditioning
One of the latest innovations in smart cooling solutions, motion activated A/C makes using your air conditioner much more efficient. The technology is designed to not only save you money on cooling costs but also help lower carbon emissions that contribute to climate change while reducing strain on your home’s HVAC equipment.
When motion sensors installed in your home sense movement, such as someone entering the house or a particular room, the A/C unit receives a signal to cool the space. If no motion is detected for a set period of time, the system adjusts accordingly, including turning off.
Many Kentucky residents are familiar with the 3H rule of summer: hazy, hot, and humid. High humidity can negatively affect your home’s indoor air quality. Many people use individual humidifiers, particularly in bedrooms to help improve breathing during the humid periods. A whole-house humidifier is connected to the existing HVAC system and helps maintain a consistent indoor air quality in every room.
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Any one of these new advances can improve the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system. Two or more may prove even more beneficial. Because every home and family are different, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional HVAC service about which solutions will get you the results you’re looking for.
Maeser Master Services can help your home reach its highest efficiency potential. Our skilled team is ready to educate you about the most recent innovations in heating and cooling systems and then help you decide which ones you might benefit from investing in. To learn more, contact us online at any time to schedule a consultation. You can also reach us by phone at 502.385.4471 to speak with one of our experts.