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The Latest Technology With Furnaces and Heat Pumps

High-tech is alive and well in the world of HVAC, and what it means for you is comfort, convenience and savings in Tyrone, GA. Let’s take a look at some of these innovative technologies and see what they have to offer:

Hybrid Heat

The electric heat pump was an HVAC breakthrough. It provided heated and cooled air with just one unit, and it did so by capturing heat and coolness in the air and moving it around. The only problem was that the older systems weren’t quite able to provide enough heat if the temperatures dipped below 35 or 40 degrees. The solution was to combine the efficiency of the electric heat pump with the power and efficiency of the gas furnace to produce hybrid heat. The pump provided cool air and mild heat, and when it got seriously cold, you turned on the furnace. Modern hybrid heat systems manage humidity levels, help with indoor air quality and have smart thermostats to regulate the heat pump and furnace for you.

Variable-Speed Compressors for Your Tyrone, GA Home

This energy-efficient technology involves a blower that runs at variable speeds. Older heat pump, air conditioner and furnace compressors had blowers that ran at one speed only. Regardless of how much heat or AC you needed, the unit operated at 100 percent. Today’s variable-speed compressors deliver just enough heated or cooled air to maintain the desired indoor temperature.

Zoned Systems

With zoning, each room has its own thermostat, so you can heat and cool only the rooms you use without heating and cooling the whole house. Zoning can be used with ducted and ductless HVAC systems.

Geothermal Heat Pumps in Tyrone, GA

Geothermal systems are not technically new. They’ve been around since the 1940s, but they’re getting popular now. Instead of extracting heat and coolness from the air like air source heat pumps, geothermal systems extract heat and coolness from just below the ground where temperatures are more stable and consistent. These systems also provide free hot water and are three to four times more efficient than the most energy-efficient systems on the market. They can heat and cool your home for much less than what you’re paying now.

Smart Homes and Automated Home Technology

SMART stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology. A smart device is an electronic device that can make decisions, behave autonomously and connect and interact with other smart devices through wireless networks like Wi-Fi. With smart technology, you can use an app on your smartphone to control heating, cooling, lighting, security systems and appliances in your home that are also “smart.” A smart thermostat will monitor your behavior with the thermostat, learn your preferences and provide you with the indoor conditions you like.

Sensor-enhanced Ventilation

Ecovent debuted in 2015. It’s a system of sensor-driven vents that replace existing HVAC vents on floors, walls and ceilings. It’s controlled by a smartphone app, and with it, you can maintain different temperatures in different rooms like a zoned system but without the individual thermostats. Sensors monitor temperature, indoor air quality, air pressure and other factors and adjust the output from the vents accordingly. Ecovent is already on the market and available for use.

On-demand Hot Water Recirculator

We have tankless, on-demand hot water heaters. Now we have hot water recirculators to make water heating even more efficient. A pump connected to a home’s water lines captures cold water that’s wasted as the water gets hot and recirculates it back into the tank to be heated.

Gas-fired Hydronic System

This furnace technology works by sending gas-fired heated water to convection radiator panels installed on the floor through which heat is distributed. This technology provides even, consistent heating and eliminates cold spots. The heating element is typically installed behind a wall or beneath the floor.

Trinity Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning has been serving home and light commercial owners for over 25 years in Tyrone, GA and the surrounding area.

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