Whether you’re a new homeowner or have lived in your dream home for 20 or more years, you’ve likely thought about upgrading your home’s heating and cooling system. Old systems can be loud and inefficient, causing uncomfortable temperatures and poor indoor air quality. Luckily, 2020 has many new HVAC options that can deliver the high-quality heating and cooling you desire.
1. HVAC Monitoring Systems
At times, you may wonder if your HVAC system is working correctly and whether it needs maintenance. Adding an AC monitoring system to your home heating and cooling setup can give you peace of mind. It provides information that contractors can use to diagnose potential problems while also alerting you to any unusual activity or need for maintenance and repairs.
2. Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems
Some people are moving away from traditional HVAC systems with ductwork to ductless heating and cooling systems. These systems are especially popular for homeowners who live alone or have a small family. Ductless systems (also known as mini split systems) provide people with more flexibility in heating or cooling specific parts of their home. These systems are also easier to install and require less maintenance than traditional HVAC systems.
3. Air Filters and Purifiers
If you are concerned with improving your home’s indoor air quality, 2020 has new solutions that may help. Many homeowners now install units with humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and HEPA air filters to improve air quality. Dehumidifiers and air filters are especially helpful if your home tends to attract mold and pet dander. In the winter, humidifiers can reduce dryness in the air, which, in turn, keeps your skin looking rejuvenated and healthy.
4. Smart Thermostats
PCMag names the United States as the world leader in adopting smart home technology. Smart home tech is a $5,474 million industry in America. Compare this to just $1,083 million even in China, which comes next in line. Installing smart thermostats is one of the easiest and most convenient features to improve home heating and cooling. Homeowners can program on-and-off times for their thermostats or turn it on and off from their smartphones. They can do so before they get home from work or without ever leaving the couch.
5. Geothermal Energy
For homeowners who want to go even more green when it comes to regulating indoor temperatures, there is geothermal energy. Geothermal heat pumps bring heat into your home from inside the earth. You can even use it to provide hot water. In the summer, the system works in reverse to cool your home by transferring the heat back into the earth. The U.S. government estimates that these systems are 65% more efficient than traditional HVAC systems.
At RSC Heating & Air, we specialize in providing Pennsylvania homeowners and businesses with high-quality heating and cooling services. Our team of expert technicians provides the latest technologies and HVAC solutions. To learn more about using one or more of these new options in your home, contact our team today.