Your Hampton Roads home is a complicated environment. You and your family use different parts of it at different times of day, your schedules likely change from day to day, and the weather outside changes, as well — not to mention that you may have days when no one is home and days when you have guests, and other such changes in habitation. Optimizing your heating, cooling, and airflow across all of these factors is a big task, and that’s what a smart HVAC system is designed to do.
A smart HVAC system may include systems designed to do the some or all of the following things:
- Zone your home so that different areas can be heated or cooled independently. For example, with a home zoning system, you may be able to turn up the cooling on the kitchen and the crowded living room for a party, while turning back the air to a guest bedroom that’s not in use.
- Learn your schedule and respond to it. Smart thermostats can learn what temperatures you like during different parts of the day, and on different days — for example, maybe you don’t need the home heated or cooled when everyone is off at work or school, but want your home to reach a comfortable temperature waiting for you as soon as you arrive after a hard day’s work.
- Notice your home’s occupancy. Smart ventilation systems can detect how many people are in a room, and direct more airflow there as needed. And some smart thermostats have motion detectors which can set your home automatically into vacation mode if you’re away for a while.
- Manage your home humidity. With a humidifier and a dehumidifier run by a smart sensor, your home can remain at a balanced humidity level all year long.
If you’re curious about whether you should upgrade to a smart HVAC system, call your local HVAC experts at Russell’s Heating & Cooling!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Chesapeake, Virginia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about smart HVAC systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 757-750-1831.
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