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2 Exciting New Trends in the HVAC Industry


The HVAC business continues to evolve as new technologies and applications become available. If you want to stay on the cutting edge of HVAC equipment, keep up with the latest trends. Exciting new developments in the industry could influence your decision when purchasing a new unit for the Canton, Georgia, home.

Smart Thermostats Have Set the Standard

The old analog thermostats that come with a couple of buttons and switches are nearly obsolete, like the personal beeper. Savvy homeowners recognize smart thermostats as a convenient and cost-effective way to keep energy usage under control.

Furthermore, manufacturers have begun integrating smart thermostats with other types of HVAC equipment. Some models are now compatible not only with air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps, but also with air cleaners, whole-home dehumidifiers, and other products.

Additionally, many smart thermostats come with associated apps. You can control the system when you’re on the road, at the office, or out to eat. If you want to control your thermostat without leaving your favorite comfy chair, look for models with remote controls.

Government Authorities Have Tightened Regulations

You don’t have to work as hard to find efficient HVAC equipment anymore. Government authorities have increased minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) and Energy Efficiency Ratios (EER), which means that a new air conditioning system consumes less energy than one bought a few years ago. The SEER is usually the more useful figure, while EER is usually used for window AC units or by engineers.

Furthermore,hydrofluorocarbon, or RFC, refrigerants have been completely phased out.  As eco-friendly standards continue to improve, HVAC systems will become safer and less costly.

We’re also seeing improvements to air cleaners and purifiers. Homeowners want better indoor air quality, or IAQ, and manufacturers have delivered.

If you want to improve IAQ in your home or gain better control over your HVAC system, stay current with the latest developments. For help making an informed decision about your next HVAC purchase,call E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning at 678-369-8866.

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