Smart HVAC Systems: How Smart are They?

Smart HVAC Systems: How Smart are They?If your HVAC system is outdated or inefficient, like so many are, you may be paying by way of higher energy bills and inadequate home comfort. Fiddling with your thermostat only makes your inefficient system waste even more energy and increases wear on aging parts. Your best strategy is to upgrade your HVAC equipment to a smart HVAC system that works more efficiently for intelligent home comfort.

How Smart Are They?

With all the hype around smart HVAC systems, you may be wondering what exactly makes them so smart and energy efficient. Following are some of the digital and hardware features that give “smart” HVAC systems their well-earned name.

  • Smarter thermostats: Smart thermostats link your HVAC equipment for superior indoor comfort. Your smart thermostat may be programmed to change temperatures according to your schedule or, in select models, your smart thermostat “learns” your habits from the settings you choose and from monitoring indoor room movement of the occupants.
  • Zonal comfort: Zoning systems consist of a network of motorized duct doors that control the movement of airflow through each zone (one or more rooms) of your home. The duct doors allow or restrict airflow based on your comfort settings for each zone 24/7/365. Sensors in each zone relay room temperature information to your central smart thermostat.
  • Remote access: Remote access to your smart HVAC system’s thermostat gives you complete control over indoor environmental conditions simply using a smartphone app or online computer. Whether from the comfort of your favorite chair, your office, on the road or anywhere else you have Wi-Fi access, manage your HVAC system when needed for maximum efficiency.
  • Variable-speed technology: Unlike conventional HVAC systems that deliver airflow at only one speed, variable-speed technology adjusts on the go — in real time — to maintain your comfort settings. Whether you need your home cooled more quickly following an energy saving setting or you want quiet and smooth airflow, the variable-speed blower ramps up and down to meet your needs.

To make the wisest decisions for your South Texas home about your next smart HVAC system, contact the experts at CCAC, Inc.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about smart HVAC systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.

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