The Top 5 Heating and Air Conditioning Trends
Space heating accounts for the largest energy consumption in the residential sector, totaling to about 40 percent of the total energy used in this area. This statistics is according to the Appliance Standards Awareness Project.
Due to this, the choices we make regarding our heating and cooling can mean a lot when it comes to energy efficiency, and consequently, the cost of home maintenance.
To assist homeowners and building developers overcome the burden of high maintenance bills, here is a list of top trending HVAC appliances necessary an energy efficient home.
1. Nest Thermostats
This is one piece of technological advancement you will need to become energy efficient homeowner. It is programmed to adapt to the needs of your home- in terms of temperature- and then it switches itself on and off accordingly.
After a complete adaptation and programming, Nest thermostats should save you up to 20 percent of the total energy costs. More interesting is the fact that it can sense when you are not at home, and consequently, change the parameters of heating and cooling.
2. The Keen Vent
Referring to it as the smart vent is befittingly allowed. This piece of tech opens and closes intelligently to reduce the presence of cold or hot spots in your room. The vents are new in and have not yet hit the markets. Their presence first got to the limelight at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. They will soon be available in the open market at an estimated $85 per vent.
3. Radiant Floor Heating
Radiant floor heating has grown rapidly in use, all mainly due to the introduction of innovative goods that are enabling to cater for many different requirements.
The use of radiant floor heating is necessary as it can supplement whole house heating, besides providing more comfort in regions such as bedrooms and the master bath. This mode of heating is available in hydronic and electric heating.
4. Mini-Split Systems
This refers to ductless air conditioners. They are important for small apartments and as room additions. Since they are ductless, they absolve energy lost by most HVAC systems, making them more efficient than conventional HVAC units.
5. Duct Repairing Technology
Leaks account for large percentages of lost energy in air conditioning units. With the use of smart, state-of-the-art technology, most servicing agents are now able to detect even the tiniest holes and seal to make your system perform at peak levels.
Keep up with the latest trends for your Soquel HVAC unit. Call Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air at (831) 477-7150 today and see what you can do.