August 3, 2016
How Smart Technology Keeps You Comfortable
One of the best things about new, smart technology is that is can save you money directly and immediately once you make the purchases and do the installations. And when it comes to heating and cooling, this is even a better consequence than the fact that you’ll be more comfortable as soon as you hit the appropriate ‘on’ buttons.
But within the category of this new heating and cooling technology, there are factors you need to be aware of, including the fact that maintenance is key, remote control is important, dual-purpose appliances are a great way to save, smarter energy use in general is incorporated in newer appliances, and light bulb technology is a good reference to how things can change and progress.
Maintenance Is Key
One thing to note right away is that even the best designed heating and cooling units still need regular maintenance. They can be the newest, most modern, most efficient design ever, but if they aren’t clean and well-maintained, all that power is going to go for naught. So be sure to read the manuals regarding how often you need to check up on those matters right when you purchase the things.
Remote Control Potential
And do you really need to heat and cool your home if no one is there? Absolutely not. Which is why new smart home technology allows you to do things like set thermostats and turn air conditioners and furnaces on and off remotely. Yes, technology has reached the point of the Jetsons to a certain degree, so you might as well take advantage of it!
And if you buy ductless heat pumps, you’ll rest happy knowing that the same appliance handles both the heating and cooling aspects of your home, and you don’t need to worry about maintaining all of the ductwork that you’d normally be concerned with. It’s a bit of an adjustment, and it requires a tiny bit of construction, but then you’re good to go!
Smarter Energy Use In General
In general, newer appliances are going to use less energy. That works to your advantage in a tremendous number of ways, but specifically regarding heating and cooling. New machines are based on analysis and efficiency, rather than just the pure power of blower fans and heating components.
Lightbulb Technology Progress
A good example of how certain kinds of tech have changed heating issues in particular would be with regard to lightbulbs. Older style bulbs lost a lot of energy in heat! They could burn your fingers, as well as cause issues with any sort of devices that couldn’t be too near a heat source, like a thermostat for instance.