Technology and Your Heating and Cooling Units
Everyday items are being changed as technology is changing and advancing. One of the everyday items that is being changed is the way your home is being heated and cooled. Technology can change everything from the way you heat and cool your home to the products that actually do the heating and the cooling. Here are a few of the ways that technology is affecting your heating and cooling units.
Smart thermostats can be used to help you save money and control the temperature in your home. Nest is a popular smart thermostat, but there are many other options out there that allow you to control the temperature in your home based on the time of day. These thermometers also include an app that you can download on your phone, allowing you to adjust the temperature inside your home from your phone, even if you are away from the house.
Motion-Activated Heating and Cooling
Another technological advancement that is changing the heating and cooling world is motion-activated heating and cooling. Your heater or air conditioner may not kick on until there is motion in a space, ensuring only the spaces being used are being heated or cooled. This helps to reduce your energy usage and ensures you are not heating and cooling more than you need to.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
The tech used in geothermal heat pumps has been around and in use for decades. However, technological advancements have made the technology more affordable and, thus, more accessible. This has increased its popularity. Geothermal pumps work by sucking up heat from the earth. By digging deep below your home and running pipes through the hole, the system can then suck up this heat to pump out hot air into your home. In the summer, the system reverses the process by sucking hot air out of your home and blowing it deep into the earth. This helps to heat and cool your home efficiently, cleanly and inexpensively.
3-D Printed Systems
The final way that tech is changing your heating and cooling is through the use of 3-D printers. 3-D printers are currently used to print a variety of 3-dimensional objects inexpensively. While these printers are not currently printing air conditioning units or heaters, they are being looked at, and in the near future, technology may allow for these items to be printed and used. This would help to reduce the costs of these units, making them more affordable.
Technology is constantly changing and evolving. When you need help with your heating or cooling system, or you are looking to install new tech in your home, talk to Guaranteed Heating & Cooling about how we can up the tech in your home! Contact us today and let us help you put technological advancements to use in your home.