And with all the advances in technology, your home’s air conditioning system hasn’t been left out. You’ve probably heard about the Nest Thermostat. But that’s not the only technological advance in air conditioning that’s happening.
Here are 3 we’ve seen recently. And, as you can see, they aren’t all changes for the better.
GE & Quirky’s Aros: The smart window air conditioner
While we usually recommend central air conditioning systems or mini-split air conditioners for homeowners in Northern California, it’s good to at least see some progress on technology that has remained relatively unchanged for years.
What we like about the Aros:
However, mini-split systems or room air conditioners don’t get to use most of the cool features, like Internet connectivity.
Tado is trying to change that.
Through their recently launched Kickstarter campaign, Tado is introducing a device that can connect to just about any type of air conditioner with a remote.
While the device isn’t in mass production yet, you can pre-order through the kickstarter campaign.
Another interesting technology development is Keen Home, which is developing smart air vents.
Basically, the vents will automatically close and open based on which rooms you are actually using in your home.
While this sounds good in theory, it is bad in practice.
Central heating and cooling systems work on balance. Closing vents can unbalance your system and actually make your air conditioner work harder and cost you more money. Plus, the restricted airflow could actually cause damage to your system, costing you in repairs or a complete replacement.
Our advice: Avoid this product if and when it hits store shelves.
Cool technology in your home
See? The technology for cooling your home can be cool, too.
Want more information on how some similar technology can be used in your home to make your air conditioner smarter and more efficient? Contact Service Champions online today.
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