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Smart HVAC Technology – An Overview

Posted on 24 April 2018 by admin (0)

About half the energy used in your home is accounted for by your HVAC system. Therefore, an inefficient heating and cooling system will amount to an increase in energy bills.  Putting up an efficient and smart HVAC system will help you to save significantly on energy bills and get more value for your investment. The most recent HVAC systems are embedded with a high level of technology which offers homeowners an immaculate level of remote control. However, remotely controlling your home’s climate requires that a smart HVAC system is in place. This guide offers you some features of a Smart HVAC system.

What is a Smart HVAC system?

A smart HVAC system otherwise referred to as an Advanced HVAC system is an intelligent technology which grants you the ability to remotely gain control of the climatic conditions of your home using a desktop or smart device. This system helps you to gain better control of your central cooling and heating systems. With a few taps on your smart device or PC, you can initiate heating or cooling in your home.

Advanced HVAC systems are sensor-based, internet oriented and they utilise adaptive control strategies to tune capacity, flow rates, temperatures, humidity, etc.

The components of a smart system include a sensor that is directly connected to the condenser and boiler, main control, AC unit, programmable thermostat and the mobile application usable on a smart device. The mobile app will enable you to remotely control our HVAC system from wherever.

 

What makes an HVAC system smart?

Unlike traditional HVAC systems which only allows you to control the temperature of a conditioned space using a control panel or switch, Smart HVAC systems offer a more efficient, more accessible and user-friendly manner to control cooling and heating in your home. Some features that make an HVAC system smart or advanced include:

  • Compressor and Air Handling unit

These two features use up most of the energy in a cooling and heating system. An advanced HVAC system monitors the use of these units and ensures that they only run when there is need.

 

  • Thermostat

Regular thermostats just take readings and adjust temperatures but a smart thermostat does more. It takes humidity and temperature readings and can tell the number of persons present in a particular room at a given time. When there are more people in a room, more heat is generated and otherwise when no one is in the room.

 

  • Air and Ventilation

After a thermostat must have determined the comfort demands of a particular room or rooms, the required volume of air is sent to the room(s) by the ventilation system. The standards for zoning systems demands that if the temperature of a particular zone is too high, air can be withdrawn from that zone and diverted to another zone that is too cold. A smart HVAC system will not only regulate air distribution, it can also notify you if one zone is using up more energy than necessary. A smart system will also detect blocked vents and suggest repair and maintenance schedules.

Would you rather stay conventional or go smart? Contact an HVAC professional today to learn more about the benefits of using a smart HVAC system in your home.