It’s been an unseasonably warm winter so far. A little late for a white Christmas, but the forecast is calling for our first winter weather this weekend to kick off 2022. With all the anticipation of freezing temperatures, we thought it’s a great time to talk about the hottest trends in HVAC for 2022. It’s going to be a year of smart systems and controls and whole-house air quality solutions.
Improving Air Quality and Personal Comfort with Air Cleaners, Air Scrubbers and Whole-House Humidifiers
We’ve read much about commercial businesses investing in systems that clean the air of contaminants, but COVID variants like Omicron and the possibility of others to come make these air cleaners and air scrubbers popular in residential homes now. Learn more about electronic air cleaners.
In Shawnee, Kansas, winters are dry and wreak havoc on your home furnishings, flooring and even your health. Maintaining a comfortable level of humidity is possible by installing a whole-home humidifier. Here are seven benefits of investing in a humidifier:
- Helps those with breathing issues breathe more comfortably
- Helps prevent dust mites, mold and viruses
- Reduced energy bills since moist air holds more heat
- Reduces wood cracks and avoids expensive repairs
- Reduces static electricity
- Helps protect electronics
- Helps musical instruments stay in tune
Smart Thermostats are Connecting to Smart Home Systems for Better User Experience
Wi-Fi-connected thermostats have been around for a few years now, and most homes have them now. The appeal is that you can access and adjust your thermostat anywhere using your home. For example, you can open an app and turn up the heat before you leave work or the kids get home from school. Also, you can turn down the heat the same way when everyone will be gone. Smart thermostats also can be programmed to follow a schedule down to the exact day and time for week day and weekends. Or, you can allow it to learn your schedule automatically and adjust accordingly to when it senses your presence.
Smart home systems now entail security cameras, doorbells, music, lighting, blinds, smoke detectors, CO detectors and more. Smart thermostats can be added to this “suite” of devices for an even more streamlined experience, while still saving on energy costs.
If you invest in any HVAC 2022 trend (and you don’t have one already, of course), we highly recommend a smart thermostat. Envirotech’s HVAC pros can install, set and show you how to use one quickly, and we know you’ll recoup the expense in lower heating and cooling bills. We’ll go so far as to say that smart thermostats are essential for any home with Wi-Fi connection.
Homes and Businesses are Taking Advantage of HVAC Digital Zoning
HVAC digital zoning lets you use your smart (programmable) thermostat to heat and cool specific areas. For example, with more people working from home, you can use digital zoning to heat your home office, but not your bedroom. For businesses with remote employees, owners can save on utility bills by not heating empty office spaces. The same concept applies in the summer with cooling. Since digital zoning works by programming, you can set a schedule that lowers the temperature in your office and raises it in your bedroom at night. Again, Wi-Fi is necessary to take advantage of digital zoning.
HVAC Systems are Taking a Page Out of Newer Appliance and Automotive Playbooks
Like vehicles and home appliances, the HVAC industry is including Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor system health and performance. Like newer vehicles and appliances can alert you of maintenance routines or issues that need attention, HVAC systems can do the same. The technology will only improve with time, making it easier for HVAC technicians to diagnose and fix problems, as well as conduct regular maintenance.
Intrigued? Have Questions? Envirotech Heating & Cooling’s Experts Can Help
From smart thermostats and digital zoning to IoT-connected HVAC systems and whole-house humidifiers and air cleaners, Envirotech’s experts will answer all your questions and help you take advantage of the HVAC trends that make sense for your home or business.