HVAC systems have come a long way in the last 5-7 years! We’re at a point where groundbreaking new technologies are lending to revolutionary changes in the whole approach to heating and cooling. If your AC unit has finally run its course and you’re in the position to make a replacement, the newest innovations and features available with today’s AC units may even leave you feeling excited to be replacing your unit.
AC Systems Paired with Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats not only sense and adjust to the temperature in the home, they can learn from your behavior and adapt accordingly. Smart thermostats rely on the internet and allow you to control your home temperature from anywhere using your phone. The landscape of smart home technology is evolving rapidly with key players like Google Nest, Amazon, and Ecobee leading the pack in 2024. Newer HVAC models come packaged with features to integrate with more of these changing and evolving technologies.
AC Systems Integrated with Home Automation
The terms “smart home” and “home automation” are often used interchangeably, but they are different terms. While smart home technology involves the internet and sending and receiving data from a third-party source like Amazon or Google, home automation involves a series of actuators installed directly in the home.
With a home automation system, you can control various aspects of your home from a centralized location within the home. While control of this system can also be managed remotely, the actual system is hardwired directly with the home’s electrical system. Home automation uses sensors for real-time monitoring of electricity and temperature to achieve the desired level of automation and efficiency.
Heating and Cooling Zoning Systems
A colossal amount of energy can be wasted when changing the temperature to be comfortable in one area means heating or cooling the entire space. With advanced and precision zoning systems, temperatures can be adjusted in a single area without expending energy throughout the entire home. Each zone has its own thermostat while zone dampers installed within the ductwork allow the heating or cooling unit to deliver air precisely to the zones where it is needed.
High Efficiency HVAC Systems
A large purchase like an HVAC system can feel more palatable when you know you’ll be saving money over time. Not only can more precise and accurate regulation of your system work to lower costs, a more efficient system shaves off even more expense when the system is in use.
Solar Powered HVAC Systems
In 2024, solar-powered HVAC units are more practical and possible than ever before. In the Sunshine State, this natural energy is one of our greatest resources. Now, the same heat source that causes you to need so much AC in the first place can be leveraged to power it! Even if you’re not connecting to solar today, more modern HVAC systems are designed for use with solar integration as solar panel technology becomes even more affordable in the coming years.
While all of these concepts may seem great in theory, you may be left with even more questions about the practicality of these technologies and their actual integration into your home. Home heating and cooling is becoming ever more complex as technology evolves and knowledge of how each unit integrates with other systems in the home becomes paramount. At Infinity, we make it a point to stay on top of the latest developments in the technology of home heating and cooling in addition to a deep-rooted knowledge of the fundamentals. We’re here to work with you to design a system that works both today and tomorrow, one that’s grounded in practicality with modern efficiency and practicality.