With so many advancements being made in the technology sector, it makes sense that other industries are benefiting from all of this research and development. In the HVAC industry, we’re seeing much more efficient and modern units, as well as devices that are more convenient for residents to use. In this overview, we touch on a few of the high-tech trends that people may want to pay attention to.
We’ve already seen these kinds of thermostats being sold in many of our stores around Monroe, and some neighbors in the area are already taking advantage of them. These thermostats can connect to smart home apps so that people can use their phones, tablets, or computers to control their homes’ temperatures. Other devices that connect to Wi-Fi can sometimes be used to control smart thermostats, too.
With the touch of a few buttons or a simple voice command, people can set their desired daytime and nighttime temperatures. When people go away on vacation in the summer, for example, they can set the temperature a little higher than they otherwise would. When they’re on their way home, they can use their phones to turn on their air conditioners so that they can have some respite from the Louisiana heat.
Sustainable Heating and Cooling Solutions
If you’ve driven around Monroe, you may have seen solar panels on some homes. Solar panels are much more widespread than they used to be, and many people are experiencing the benefits of using renewable energy. Geothermal heat pumps are another way in which people can reduce their dependencies on traditional energy sources. A geothermal system uses the constant temperature of the ground, plus a closed water system that can absorb or give off heat, to either heat or cool their homes.
Smart HVAC Systems
Thermostats aren’t the only devices that can be smart. An entire HVAC system can also have this functionality. With various sensors and special software, along with Wi-Fi connectivity, an HVAC system can monitor its own performance and transmit data to other devices. In theory, one of these systems can predict when a maintenance task needs to be completed before it becomes a problematic situation.
Regular homeowners can also read these diagnostic reports and then communicate more effectively with HVAC professionals about what potentially needs to be done. At Gordon AC & Plumbing, we’re always willing to put in the work to properly maintain units, but it would be nice to have some background information to support what we do.
The presence of technology is increasing every year. At Gordon AC & Plumbing, we certainly consider this to be a good thing because it allows all of us to have more information. If you have any questions or need any type of HVAC service, contact us.