Coolest Trends In the HVAC Industry

Time flies and life gets even better as the advancement of technology continuously leads and shapes every corner of the world. These changes significantly affect consumer’s demand when it comes to the quality of HVAC products. Even business firms constantly engaged in research and development to create innovative and advanced comfort solutions. To help you stay on top of the game, read on these coolest trends in the HVAC industry.
  • R-22 Phased Out

R-22 is a type of refrigerant that contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer. This chemical is commonly used in residential and commercial air conditioning systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) already coordinated with other agencies and organization to take action in completely phasing out this harmful substance along with other synthetic chemicals. Consequently, starting January 1, 2020, the production and import of R-22 is prohibited, which means this refrigerant will become limited and costly to service. According to the U.S. EPA, you may continue to use A/C with R-22 and make sure to maintain it properly so you can minimize environment-hazards and expensive maintenance.
  • Motion-Activated Air Conditioning

Motion-activated air conditioning is the latest innovation in the HVAC industry. This smart cooling system can detect if someone enters or leaves the room, so it automatically turns on to cool the space and shut downs when it’s not occupied. Thus, it greatly cuts down your electric usage without compromising your comfort, which adds up to your energy savings. It also decreases the wear and tear of your system.
  • Greenspeed® Intelligence

Are you looking for optimum comfort that also gives you peace of mind? Greenspeed® Intelligence is an ideal choice for you. This unique and highly efficient system operates quietly while maintaining your A/C unit at peak working condition and controls your indoor humidity level. It conforms to the heating and cooling demands of your home, resulting in greater energy savings.
  •  Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) System

In VRF system, multiple indoor coils are connected to one outdoor condensing unit. It works at different speeds and controls the amount of refrigerant flowing to the evaporator coils to condition multiple zones in a residential or commercial space. You can save 20% to 30% energy because of its good zoning control and flexibility design. In a nutshell, VRF system provides consistent comfort and operates quietly. Its compressor unit can accurately identify each zone requirements and supply the precise amount of refrigerant to cool the space. For more exciting updates about your HVAC system, visit our page at BV Air Conditioning & Heating. Talk to us for any comfort needs anytime and anywhere.

Top 5 Summer Air Conditioning Mistakes

Unaware of what’s causing your energy costs to snowball? You might be the culprit behind this problem. Read on to find out and avoid these top 5 summer air conditioning mistakes that you and most homeowners make.

Top #1 Poor Maintenance of Your System

Just like cars, your cooling system needs a dose of TLC to keep it running smoothly and efficiently in every season. Preventative maintenance pays the price. It doesn’t just extend the life of your air conditioner but gives you peace of mind and greater savings from costly repairs. It usually includes detailed cleaning of coils, condenser, ductwork, and thorough inspection of electrical components, blowers, and heat exchangers.

Top #2 Dirty Air Filters

When was the last time you replace your air filters? If you can’t recall, here’s a friendly advice: change it every three months to keep your cooling systems work efficiently all year long. Most homeowners tend to forget this basic maintenance task and they get surprised when the utility bills get high. Your air filter serves as a safety net that blocks airborne pollutants and allergens that can put you and your family’s health at risk.

Top #3 Incorrect Size

Bigger is not always better. An oversized air conditioner unit will likely go on short cycles, putting your cooling system in jeopardy and early failure. It causes inconsistent temperature and poor indoor humidity. While an undersized unit takes a long time to cool the air space which results in huge energy consumption.

Top #4 Poor Installation of Your A/C

Poor installation significantly affects the overall performance of your system. It’s another cause of many A/C problems in the long run. High electric bills, frequent repairs, health, and safety risks are among the most common consequences of poor installation. For greater peace of mind, let only the professionals work on your AC installation needs.

Top #5 Too Low Thermostat Settings

Most homeowners think that if they set the thermostat at a very low temperature, it will cool their home faster. That’s not how your cooling system works. In fact, you’re forcing your air conditioner to work harder which leads to inconsistent temperature, high electric bills, and discomfort. What you need to do is exercise patience; set your thermostat to your ideal home’s temperature, and let your air conditioning unit does the work. For more helpful information or concerns about your cooling system, call us at BV Air Conditioning & Heating. Anytime, anywhere we are at your service.