HVAC systems are enjoying an unprecedented boost in features that only serve to highlight the innovative technological advancements that they are undergoing. Not only have these improved their overall functionalities but they’ve also proven to cut the costs of utility expenses as well. Indeed, if there is one factor that stands out in all these improvements, it’s the apparent efficiency that these units and systems are now able to run in.
Of course, there is also the matter of maintenance, which would always be an integral factor to any owner of an air conditioning unit. Ask any expert in HVAC systems and he would almost always encourage you to practice preventive maintenance on them. It’s one way of ensuring that you’ll always get the most out of your unit. What’s good is that technology’s influence has extended to air conditioning repair as well, as is evidenced by the following list of advancements as far as it is concerned.
Self-Diagnosis & Self-Repair
Gone are the days when the user would have to rely solely on air conditioner repairmen to gauge the exact issue that an HVAC system is experiencing. After all, there are now units that are able to diagnose the problems by themselves, and some even have the capability to repair minor problems as they arise.
If it happens that there is an issue in heating or cooling, for instance, the air conditioning component would be able to diagnose it and get it back to proper working condition. This practically erases the need to call an HVAC maintenance every now and then just to address a relatively minor issue.
Smart Control Technology
With the aid of smart controls that are directly connected to various communication centers, not only would you be able to connect your system to Wi-Fi for easier control and management of system performance, but it also shines when it comes to knowing when your air conditioner encounters a big problem and needs to be checked by a qualified HVAC technician, explains D. Mills, manager at Altitude Comfort Heating and Air.
One proven factor that affect the cooling efficiency of air conditioners is its thermostat. Thermostats are the reason why most units in the past often had to carry extra loads just because their settings are too low. It also almost always results in higher energy costs.
Now that some units have Wi-Fi thermostats, the user is given better control over the best temperature to have for his home. They also allow easy monitoring of temperature changes and would even be able to notify you of issues as well as power outages that result in the thermostat shutting down.
Better Air Filters
Another reason why air conditioners break down quickly is due to poor air flow which causes them to work extra hard just to keep a given room cool. The filters that are incorporated into most air conditioner units nowadays are noticeably more efficient at fulfilling their function of trapping dust and other particles and, of course, filtering the air.
Some are made of materials that would allow them to last longer and would even make self-cleaning possible. Optimum airflow should be maintained for better performance and prevention of future problems, and this innovation underscores that fact very well.