• Joseph Harris

HVAC Tech Upgrades To Make Your System More Efficient



Southern states are usually boiling hot this time of year; as much as we like sweltering temps and sunshine from time to time, it’s nice to be able to duck into the cool comfort of our homes for a bit of respite and relaxation.


How’s your system working these days?


A cool, comfortable home is wonderful to experience, but you don’t want to be worried about efficiency, high energy costs, or system breakdown that can leave you and your bank account sweating profusely. Perhaps there are some technological advances in heating and cooling that could be installed and implemented to make your whole HVAC system work better.


Tech advances to make your system more efficient

Regardless of how well your system works now, there is most likely an upgrade that can help it to perform even better on those hot summer days and sweltering nights. Consider the use or installation of one of these innovations to make your entire sweaty season more comfortable:


Wi-Fi Enabled Fans

A built-in fan or circulation system is an essential part of any HVAC system; being able to control your fans at the touch of your smartphone is even better. Circulating cool air around your home reduces stress on your unit, saving you money and helping your system work more efficiently. Even with standard fans in your system, you can use Wi-Fi technology to help improve your unit’s efficiency and cooling capacity.


Motion-Sensitive Air Conditioning

With motion-sensitive air conditioning, motion detection units are installed throughout your home. When these units detect motion, they send signals to your unit to begin cooling those areas of your home that are inhabited. For areas that don’t detect motion, your unit can leave those zones off during peak times, saving you money on cooling costs.


Indoor Air Quality Control Sensors

Many people who run air conditioners year-round have concerns about the quality of indoor air environments that they live and work in. Quality sensors give you data on what pollutants are present in the air that is circulating throughout your home; getting this valuable data will allow you to make decisions regarding purification and system cleaning to ensure continued good health in these environments.


Smart Home Technology

Automation technology puts heating and cooling controls at your fingertips. Zoned heating and cooling areas give you the opportunity to adjust your thermostat, giving you complete control over your home’s HVAC system. Adjusting these settings for when you are out and when you are home will give you the opportunity to save money during those times that your system doesn’t need to heat and cool with you present.


Geothermal Pumps

Geothermal pumps are designed for greater efficiency with heating and cooling systems. The technology was first used by those concerned with sustainable and clean living practices, but the concept has quickly gained popularity, and it is now becoming a preferred method of generating efficient HVAC practices. While a little more expensive to set up, the overall cost of heating and cooling your home is reduced over time.


Whole-Home Dehumidifiers

Life in a humid climate can cause a reduction in your indoor air quality; while individual dehumidifiers are reasonably efficient, they do little to reduce overall humidity that can put a strain on your system.


An integrated humidifier gives you the ability to control moisture levels in your home year-round, helping your unit to work more efficiently. Set it to reduce moisture levels in summer and boost them a bit in winter, and you’ll have clean, comfortable air year-round.


Tropic Air Conditioning: Your Trusted HVAC Professionals

Tropic Air Conditioning has your HVAC needs met; we will evaluate the efficiency of your unit and make recommendations for improvement, repair, or even installation. We have the knowledge, tools, and experience to make your home comfortable year-round. Contact us for a thorough assessment of your system today; visit https://www.tropicairfl.com/ for more information.