HVAC systems have come a long way since their inception in the early 1900s. A few decades ago, remote-controlled HVAC systems hadn't yet been thought of. However, these days, you can control the settings of your HVAC unit from your smartphone. Due to tremendous technological advancements in HVAC installation, consumers can now install high-tech systems that enable them to save money on energy and installation costs. Thus, if you are looking to upgrade or install a new HVAC system in your house, here are four emerging trends you should consider for your HVAC installation.
Hybrid HVAC Systems
HVAC systems consume a lot of electricity, especially in the winter and summer seasons when you have to keep them running for extended periods. As a result, you have to incur hefty electrical bills that leave a dent in your monthly budget.
However, there are hybrid HVAC systems that utilize both solar energy and electricity. Hence, when the sun is out, the HVAC systems utilize solar panels and state-of-the-art batteries to capture and store solar energy. These HVAC systems prioritize solar energy over electrical energy. Thus, the hybrid HVAC system will only utilize your electric supply when the solar power runs out.
Hence, by considering a hybrid HVAC installation, you can substantially reduce your electric bill because the hybrid HVAC will have plenty of sunshine for solar energy, especially in the summer.
Smart HVAC Systems
Smart HVAC systems are equipped with intelligent software and sensors that continuously monitor and adjust your heating and cooling needs. For instance, the sensors can detect the rooms that are not currently occupied and direct the intelligent software to turn off the air conditioning in those rooms to conserve energy.
Additionally, an intelligent HVAC system gets connected to your smartphone with an app that gives you complete monitoring and control of the systems. Hence, if you are coming home from work on a cold winter day, you can turn on the HVAC system via your phone. By the time you get home, your house will already be air-conditioned.
Thus, smart HVAC systems can help you conserve energy and improve the ease of controlling your air conditioning remotely. They are an excellent choice for your new HVAC installation.
Ductless HVAC Systems
Conventional types of HVAC systems utilized a network of ducts so that the air conditioning unit could transfer heat or cool air to all the rooms of a house. Nowadays, if your house doesn't have an air duct system, you don't have to spend a tremendous amount of money installing ducts. All you need is a ductless HVAC installation, and you are all set. Hence, a ductless HVAC installation saves you money by eliminating the need to install air ducts.
Ductless HVAC systems utilize wall-mounted air blowers in every room to provide cool or warm air. You can even have each air blower independently configured so that you can turn off the air conditioning in rooms that are not occupied for energy conservation purposes.
Portable HVAC Units
If you live alone in a studio apartment, you don't need a colossal HVAC unit for your air conditioning needs. Besides, the installation alone could amount to a few months' rent. If you think about it, a large HVAC unit will get underutilized in a small space, but you will still have to pay the enormous electrical bills.
Fortunately, you can get a portable HVAC unit instead. A portable HVAC unit is a small air conditioning unit that you plug into an outlet. You can move it from room to room depending on where you need it. Hence, you only utilize a small amount of electricity compared to a more extensive HVAC system.