There is nothing like coming home from the hot weather of a summer afternoon and turning on the air conditioning unit to cool down. Luckily air conditioning machines have also come a long way in the last decade. Much advancement has made in AC technology for more enjoyable conditions in homes, business offices, hospitals and countless other places. Not only that, but they can also save people money with more efficient methods that are being used for cooling. For those that love to be extra chilly, no matter what time of the year it is, here are 11 awesome improvements in air conditioning technology in the last 10 years.
Automated AC Technology
Air conditioning units have been able to turn on and off with automated systems for quite some time. However, in the last decade, air conditioning units can now change the temperatures in individual rooms with automated technology. These systems will read the temperature of a room and adjust accordingly. Not only does this make for equally cool temperatures throughout a home, but it’ll also save money by not pumping out so much energy all of the time.
Thanks to the help of smartphones it’s easier than ever to control your home, even when you are on the road or away from your house. With mobile applications, users can monitor their AC units to make sure that they didn’t leave them on when they left the house for work in the morning. In addition, customers can change the temperature in their homes by accessing their mobile phone and not even having to get up from the couch.
Improvements To HVAC Systems HVAC systems are what keep environments safe with indoor air quality. Without a proper HVAC system, a home or business may have unsafe air that is being pumped through their building. Luckily, technology has gone into HVAC machines to help them filter air even more effectively, while also decreasing energy costs. Solar Energy Air conditioning units can cost a lot of money to operate. During the summer, energy prices can be higher and it costs money to keep a unit running all-day long. Luckily, solar energy has made for a more effective use of air conditioning units. These solar units can store energy and then use it to power AC units. In a study done at Santa Clara University, students showed that this use of power can decrease natural gas consumption by as much as 70%. While this is great news for large buildings, it’s equally as welcome of a change in residential homes as well. Programmable Thermostats Programmable thermostats may be something that we expect in today’s market, but that wasn’t always the case in all homes and offices. Instead, this relatively new technology is becoming the standard, but it’s still a work in progress. Within the last 10 years, programmable thermostats have made it easier for people to regulate temperatures at certain times of the day, rather than having to individually change how hot or cool a room is with an ineffective dial. Larger Thermostat Screens Programmable thermostats have only improved with the inclusion of visual screens. LG is an industry leader in thermostat screens and they provide options that go up to 10 inches in viewable space. These screens make it easier to see the temperature in individual rooms, change a specific temperature, and even see how much energy is being used. Split System Air Conditioner While automated AC systems may be a relatively new technology, it’s something that wouldn’t be possible without split system air conditioners. These systems are hooked up to a home or business, and then they are able to regulate the temperatures in each room. Hospitals, for example, can easily change the temperature in the room of each patient, in order to ensure that everyone is comfortable and safe. Smart Air Vents Another smart technology being set in place is smart air vents. These vents will open and close depending on the temperature of the room. Instead of having to set up an entirely new split system air conditioner, smart vents can help regulate multiple temperatures at once. Electrical Grid Systems Individual homes and businesses aren’t the only ones benefiting from advancements in air conditioning technology. Instead, electrical grid systems have been put in place to oversee the energy consumption of certain cities and towns. Knowing this information can help designate energy to places that need it most, which hopefully will help decrease the amount of energy that nations are using as a whole. An ounce of prevention, and some common sense, often, makes a significant difference, in a homeowner’s overall energy bill. Need Us Today? We’re on the Way! DOC Heating & Cooling offers our Clarksville Area customers residential and commercial heating & ac repair, maintenance and installation of new systems. The professionals at DOC Heating & Cooling are always ready to keep your family or customers and employees comfortable.
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