To say that technology has changed is a bit of an understatement. Look at the way it has affected our lives. In 1990, the internet wasn’t even a thing until computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web. Nowadays, we can’t seem to live without Smart Systems including accessing the internet whether it be on our laptops, tablets, phones and even home devices that we talk to like Amazon’s Alexa. Technology is changing how we live day-to-day. Thanks to advancements in technology in every industry, you can check your refrigerator at home while you’re in the grocery store to see if you need milk. The HVAC industry has changed as well as there are now smart systems. While smart systems may have a more advanced technology, let’s explore whether or not they are superior heating and cooling systems.
Smart systems are practical and convenient
The technology available on the new smart systems, like those at Lennox, allow you to use your voice to control your system. When linked to compatible devices, like Alexa, you can change the settings before you arrive home. Don’t have Alexa? No problem! You can also use the app on your phone as well.
Know your habits for your benefit
So many bells and whistles come with modern technology and they don’t fall short on the smart HVAC systems. Sensors are available that monitor temperature, humidity, if there are people in the house and electricity use. The smart HVAC system can operate on an intuitive basis using the information it has gathered from your past usage and it automatically adjusts its settings to your comfort level.
If you have an older system, chances are that it’s not as efficient as it could be. Systems that aren’t smart require you to gather data for what temperature setting uses less energy during each season. This could take months to figure out. You’ll constantly look at your monthly bill to figure things out after the fact. Smart HVAC monitors the internal and external environment of your house and focuses on making improvements with that information and without your manual adjustments. The thermostat can track your energy usage so you can see when your system was turned on, for how long and what the outside temperature was at the time. You can view this information at any time by connecting the smartphone or desktop application and don’t have to worry about making the adjustments yourself.
Perform a self-assessment
You know the importance of a regular maintenance contract, as outlined in our blog, but what if you had a personal assistant built right into your system? Having a system that reminds you to schedule regular inspections and cleanings would take it up a notch. How about a system that performs its analytics to predict breakdowns and repairs? That’s what is available to you with the latest in HVAC technology. Having a smart system is not a replacement for regular maintenance. However, it is an additional way to keep your system up and running at peak performance.
As if convenience and efficiency aren’t enough, the system can also detect elevated levels of carbon dioxide. When higher levels are detected, the system automatically boosts the amount of fresh air to get back to stable levels.
In a nutshell, smart systems are superior. The goal of having a smart HVAC system is to have a system that keeps everything comfortable, saves money and helps to control misuse of the system. At Dave’s Cooling & Heating we are happy to work with the leaders of this modern technology to bring optimum comfort and efficiency to your home.