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2022 AC Trends to Be Aware Of

It’s amazing to think that we’re almost halfway to the year 2023! Time really flies sometimes, and we can still remember a day when the year 2023 was the “distant future.” Now, as people trying to make the best financial decisions for our families and the next few years of our lives, it’s important to recognize some technological trends happening in the HVAC industry.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to put together a blog full of cool gadgets that you might not ever need. Instead, we’d like to focus on the things that you do need, like an air conditioner, thermostat technology, and saving money on your energy bill.

Things like the installation of a smart thermostat and heat pump service in Bradenton, FL could make a huge difference for your home in the future. We’re going to cover some amazing new trends in the HVAC industry that will likely impact all of our customers in the coming years.

Upgrade Your Thermostat Technology

Did you know that smart and Wi-Fi thermostats could actually help you save time and money in the future? This isn’t a joke and it’s definitely not some kind of marketing pitch–we’re talking about systems that are specifically designed to run your HVAC system more efficiently and easily.

Smart thermostats are programmable, which means you can set them to change and adapt based on certain home circumstances. When the sun sets, for instance, you can set your thermostat to rise a little bit, allowing your AC to run for less time (saving energy) because the temperature drops when the sun goes down.

Wi-Fi thermostats are great technological advancements because they can be controlled from your thermostat anywhere you’ve got service or an internet connection. Gone are the days of family members fighting over the thermostat. Now, you can control it from your phone and even change the temperature at home while you’re at work!

Heat Pumps Are Worth the Investment

Many homeowners are in the in-between process where they’re looking to replace their air conditioner with a new one. This can be complicated, because heat pumps are more expensive than central air conditioners, but trends are definitely pointing toward heat pumps being major contenders for comfort and efficiency.

Heat pumps work as both cooling and heating systems throughout the year. In tropical climates with mild winters, these systems are amazing because they use electricity to efficiently keep homes comfortable. The more mild the temperature outside is, the less energy a heat pump requires to run!

Think about replacing your old furnace and air conditioner with an all-in-one heat pump system!

Think About a Ductless HVAC System

Ductless heat pumps represent an entirely new way of dealing with heating and cooling your home. Instead of a big, bulky unit that shuffles conditioned air into your air vents, a ductless system is comprised of little mini splits scattered throughout your home that disperse the heated or cooled air right there.

Ductless HVAC systems are hyper-efficient because there’s no energy loss that comes from leaky air ducts. They can also be customized, with each mini split being set to a different comfort setting depending on what your family members desire.

Upgrade your home comfort system today by calling Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.

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