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Improving Home Comfort with New HVAC Technology

Throughout history, the purpose of heating and air conditioning systems has been to provide comfort and protect interior finishes and belongings. Modern HVAC technology has made leaps and bounds in terms of energy efficiency and control over home comfort systems. Whether you are in the market for new heating or air conditioning installation in Sacramento, or you are simply looking to make small, cost-effective upgrades to your existing HVAC system, there are several amazing technological options available to improve the value, comfort, and convenience of your home.

Multi-stage Air Handlers

The air handler is a major component of any central HVAC system. Once air is heated by your furnace or cooled by your air conditioner, it is blown through your ducts by the air handler for home comfort. In the past, single-stage air handlers were the only option available—these systems are either on or off, blowing air at a constant rate while they are active. However, the development of multi-stage air handlers has improved both home comfort and the energy efficiency of modern HVAC systems. Multi-stage air handlers have the ability to vary the speed of the air handler’s motor, with some systems able to increase or decrease air handler speed by increments of just one percent. This ability allows your air handler to more effectively heat and cool your home—when a significant temperature change is needed, the air handler operates at a higher speed, which then slows down as the thermostat approaches the set temperature. The temperature inside your home will also stay more consistent, because your furnace or air conditioning can provide heating and cooling at a low level whenever the temperature begins to deviate from the set point, which reduces the overall cost of heating and cooling your home.

Smart Thermostats

Your thermostat may seem like a small part of your Sacramento HVAC system, but in actuality it plays a significant role in heating and cooling your living spaces. Older thermostats require manual input—you must turn your thermostat off or on for heating and cooling and set the desired temperature yourself. Even programmable thermostats require you to input your personalized program for heating and cooling, which the thermostat is then able to follow. Smart thermostats are the next logical step in thermostat technology—not only can you input your own preferences, but the thermostat will also learn your habits and devise the smartest heating and air conditioning programs for your home without any effort on your part. This makes it easy to save energy and enjoy perfect comfort, because your thermostat can independently regulate your HVAC system to meet your specific needs while keeping overall costs much lower.

Our home comfort experts can help you make the right choices when it comes to heating and air conditioning repairs, maintenance, or upgrades for your Sacramento home. We are pleased to offer a variety of indoor air quality and HVAC appliance products, giving you a great selection of options so you can choose the features that best fit your needs and preferences. Please stop by our website today to find out more about our services, or browse through our blog to stay up to date on the latest home comfort advancements.