Home comfort systems are no longer a new invention. In fact, they haven’t been for a very long time. However, that doesn’t mean that we still can’t be making new improvements on old technology. In the age of global warming, it’s important to know how we can be most efficient and least wasteful when it comes to our comfort systems. Additionally, regardless of the innovations, we want to know that these changes are doing what they’re supposed to do – heat our homes! Read on for more details about the newest developments in home heating technology that you need to know about.
The heat pump is not a new invention. However, the idea of running on two fuels is something that most people aren’t familiar with. This comes from the idea that heat pumps are most efficient when they use a combination of fuel. While this is a nice idea, most homes won’t be equipped to handle two types of fuel, which means it will be quite expensive to install.
Geothermal heating is not a new invention either. However, it only recently caught on as a viable option for home heating. Geothermal heat pumps use the earth’s temperature to regulate your home instead of burning fuel to create the heat. Unfortunately, limited access to qualified contractors means prices remain high for installation.
Smart thermostats are revolutionizing the HVAC industry. Learning thermostats are able to track when you need heat and when you don’t, adjusting automatically to your schedule and preferences. This helps to create the ultimate in energy efficient systems. Additionally, many learning thermostats are moderately priced, and you may even get a rebate from your power company!
Another innovation is zone control for your comfort systems. This is great for large families or families where everyone has a different temperature preference. Allowing for different rooms of your home to be different temperatures.