Ways To Improves Your Home's HVAC System Through Technology

When it comes to your HVAC system, there have been a lot of improvements over the years with how technology interacts with it. You are no longer limited to a single non-programmable thermostat that lives in your home. If you're still living in the past, here are a few ways that you can improve your HVAC system with technology.

Programmable Thermostats

The most basic thing you can do is upgrade your regular thermostat to one that is programmable. The ability to set a detailed schedule for weekdays and weekends will ensure that you are not wasting energy to heat or cool your home when you are not there. You no longer will have to change the thermostat before leaving for work or come home to a house that doesn't feel comfortable.

Smart Thermostats

You can take the programmability of your thermostat up a notch by getting a smart thermostat. These thermostats are connected to the internet over Wi-Fi and offer you a lot more ways to interact with your thermostat. They can learn your schedule without having to program it, show you energy reports with how often your HVAC system is being used, and allow you to create a schedule on your phone or computer rather than the small thermostat screen. You can also control your HVAC system remotely using a smartphone app, giving you total control of your home's comfort.

Temperature Sensors

Some smart thermostats allow you to purchase temperature sensors. These sensors help make your home more comfortable since the thermostat is no longer bound to read the temperature in the room that the thermostat is installed in. The sensors can be placed anywhere, and relay the temperature of other rooms of your home so that the HVAC system can adjust the temperature.

These temperature sensors work great if the thermostat is on the first floor, but your bedrooms are on the second floor. Simply play temperature sensors in your bedroom and program the thermostat to use the temperature sensor at night to make sure that your bedroom is the correct temperature.

Air Quality Sensors

You can also add sensors that test the overall quality of the air, giving you feedback on the humidity in addition to the temperature. These are great if you are using a humidifier or dehumidifier and want to maintain a certain level of comfort in your home. It can tie into the HVAC sensor and help manage these appliances remotely.

For more information on upgrading the technology of your HVAC system, contact a company like Dual Temp Co Inc.