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6 Climate Control HVAC Technologies You Should Know About

Climate Control HVAC Technology

Montgomery, Alabama, is a thriving community for work and play. Downtown Montgomery, the Riverwalk and Alley Entertainment District all offer great restaurants, bars and shops. Generally moderate in climate, Montgomery can reach into the 90s in summer months and also dip into the 30s in winter. Having a fine-tuned HVAC system can help maintain the comfort of your home.

Home climates are determined by temperature, humidity and air quality. Modern climate control HVAC technologies will help ensure you’re reliably managing the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Spend the day at home or enjoy all that Montgomery has to offer while having peace of mind that your home climate is where you want it. Consider the following climate control HVAC technologies that are available to you:

Programmable Thermostats

Today’s programmable thermostats are significantly improved from older, simple setback units. Modern programmable thermostats offer features like:

  • Large illuminated displays for easy viewing
  • Temperature range based on the day of the week and time of day
  • Automatic reminders when it’s time to replace your air filter

By programming your thermostat to align with your time at home and out, you maintain a comfortable home climate without unnecessary heating or cooling. As a result, you’ll waste less energy and pay lower utility bills.

Wi-Fi Thermostats

You may not be surprised to learn that modern thermostats are also available with Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi connectivity enables you to receive alerts from your HVAC system and make adjustments from a smartphone app. These advanced thermostats can also:

  • Provide you with a local weather forecast
  • Inform you of your daily and monthly energy usage
  • Remind you when maintenance is due

Zone Control and Ductless Systems

If you have rooms in your home that seem to be hotter or cooler than others, consider zone control or a ductless system. With zone control, rooms have their own temperature sensors that control dampers to the rooms. When your central HVAC system calls for heat or air conditioning, the dampers automatically adjust to divert the right amount of air to the rooms in the defined zones.

In ductless systems, also known as mini-split systems, each room has its own thermostat and blower module. Ductless systems work especially well in converted garages or room additions that your central HVAC system can’t heat and cool.

Air Exchangers

Air exchangers automatically refresh the stale air inside your home with fresh air from outside. This exchange creates a healthier and more comfortable environment in your home. You don’t need to worry that you’re dumping your conditioned inside air and money outside. Modern air exchangers are intelligently designed to also exchange the temperature from the outgoing air with the incoming air. As a result, you maintain high energy efficiency.

Air Purifiers

Working in conjunction with air exchangers, air purifiers help improve the air quality in your home. Air purifiers use a variety of technology, including electrically charged filters, to remove fine particles that can get past your main HVAC filter. Air purifiers also include high-energy ultraviolet lights that reduce biological growth as the system circulates the air throughout your home.

Whole-Home Humidifier/Dehumidifier

Climate control isn’t all about temperature and air quality. High and low humidity can affect your comfort, health and energy efficiency.

High humidity can make summer heat more stifling and cause you to set your air conditioner to a lower temperature. By lowering the humidity inside your home, you feel more comfortable. Lower humidity also helps to inhibit biological growth in your ductwork and home.

Too little moisture in the air during winter months can also create problems. Adding the right amount of moisture can help distribute heat more efficiently. Air moisture also reduces health issues, including dry, cracked skin and sensitive sinus and respiratory issues.

Do you want to learn more about how modern climate control HVAC technologies can improve the comfort and efficiency of your home? Contact Air Conditioning by Luquire by calling 334-230-5870 for expert advice and friendly service.

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