For the most part, your home's HVAC system does a good job of keeping your home comfortable. You have it regularly maintained, you don't see major fluctuations in energy bills, and things seem to be working fine. But there could still be room for improvement. With modern smart home improvements, your HVAC system could be even more intelligent than what it is now. In fact, there are all kinds of simple changes you can make to the system that will provide you with more efficient heating and cooling. Here are three of them.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat is probably one of the simplest changes you can make to the heating and cooling system of your home. A traditional thermostat serves the purpose of signaling the system to kick on and off according to the settings you've chosen, but a smart thermostat can do so much more:
- Gives you remote access to controls when away from home
- Gives you cost savings by adjusting temperature automatically when the house is empty
- Gives you artificial intelligence that senses things like when you need more humidity control and less cool air
The smart thermostat is highly intuitive, and it does a good job helping you keep your home's heating and cooling system operating as efficiently as possible.
Many homeowners opt to install only the smart thermostat and don't go any further, but there are other upgrades as well.
Install Smart Vents
Imagine what it would be like if the vents in every room in your home could adjust to direct airflow automatically to ensure every room is heated and cooled perfectly evenly. With smart vents installed, this is exactly what you get. The vents have temperature sensors built right in, so when a room is warmer than the rest of the house, the vent opens up wider to enable more airflow to that one room, while the other vents may restrict airflow slightly. A good HVAC contractor near you can take care of smart vent installation, too.
Install Smart Dampers
A smart damper allows you to completely cut off air flow to specific areas of the house with forced air HVAC systems. In many cases, smart dampers are installed in larger houses because there may be no need to heat or cool every single room at all times. With the smart damper in place, you can warm the areas you are in, and shut off air flow easily with the push of a button to the rest of the house.
If you're interested in any of these upgrades, contact a local HVAC services company to schedule an installation today.