You might be up-to-date on the latest gadgets and gizmos when it comes to smartphones, tablets, and other flashy gear. But what do you know about modern innovations designed for a system you likely cannot picture your life without? Air conditioning has grown leaps and bounds in just the last decade or two, and there are new innovations to improve efficiency that may actually surprise you. Check it out!
Two-Stage or Variable Speed Cooling
Most air conditioners are able to run at only a single speed: 100%. If it’s 90°F in the house and you need to be 77°F, it will run at full speed to get you cool. If it’s 78°F in the house and you’d like it to be 77°F, it will run at that exact same speed. This is unnecessary, and it can actually use up a whole lot of energy.
Some of the best air conditioners on the market today have found a way to improve upon this. Dual-stage or two-stage blower fans can run at half-speed when you only need the temperature lowered by a couple of degrees, while variable speed blowers can adjust to all different levels of fan speed. Trane XL comfort systems are our preferred brand, saving money to run at a whisper-quiet reduced speed when you need it! It also helps to keep temperatures within only a couple of degrees of your thermostat setting.
Nexia Home Automation
Home automation extends to many areas of your home, but one of its best-known uses is for air conditioning and heating. A smart thermostat is one that connects to the Wi-Fi to allow you total control of your air conditioner and heating system no matter where you are with controls on your smart phone app! The Nexia Home Automation system can also connect to other aspects of your home, such as your garage door, your lights, and an entertainment system, all of which you can control from the same app.
For all your air conditioning needs, call the experts—Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. We install and service air conditioners in Stone Mountain, GA and throughout the Atlanta area.