Are HVAC Technology Advancements Worth It? An Expert Opinion - Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Are HVAC Technology Advancements Worth It? An Expert Opinion

Advantages of advancements in HVAC

A/C systems are crucial in any home, especially in South Florida, where temperatures can be scorching. As technology advances, the HVAC industry (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) is not left behind. Innovations have arrived and they have caught the attention of many homeowners as well as industry experts. However, the question that arises is whether it is worth the investment. Let’s discuss the various advancements in the HVAC industry and get a Lindstrom expert’s opinion on whether they are worth the hype.

Washable Filters

One of the most recent advancements in the industry is the washable permanent air filter. While the idea of having a filter that lasts a lifetime seems very enticing, it isn’t always recommended. These filters are usually thick, which can restrict airflow in your AC system. Additionally, they trap debris in the filter over time, which affects the efficiency of the system. According to an expert, “While permanent filters are more economical and eco-friendlier, they come with the risk of reducing your system’s efficiency. ” Therefore, it is best to stick with the standard and replaceable air filters in your AC system. Just don’t forget to replace them every 30 days.

Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats allow you to control your home’s temperature remotely through your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Some even allow you to program when you are away from home and adjust the temperature, accordingly, saving energy and money. According to the experts, “Smart thermostats are worth the investment. They help to reduce energy consumption and are eco-friendly. They also give homeowners more control over their cooling systems and can even detect when there’s an issue with the system”.

On-Demand Hot Water Recirculator

This is another piece of technology that has gained ground in recent years. This device allows cool water that runs from a fixture to be circulated back into the water heater. It then heats the water, making it readily available and reducing the amount of water wasted while waiting for hot water to come out of the tap. According to the experts, On-Demand Hot Water Recirculators, more commonly known as Tankless Water Heaters, are worth the investment in larger homes or commercial properties. They are more energy efficient and provide an endless supply of hot water.

Ultraviolet (UV) Light Systems

UV Light Systems are used to purify indoor air like a typical air purifier. They use UVC light to sterilize the air and kill bacteria, viruses, and mildew spores that can cause health problems. According to the experts, Ultraviolet light systems are worth the investment, especially for people who suffer from respiratory problems like allergies or asthma. “The germicidal UVC light technology has proven to be effective against various air pollutants, including viruses and bacteria.” At Lindstrom, we highly recommend the Twin Stick Lite by RGF.

While some industry advancements are clearly worth the investment, others may not be. However, for whatever products you may have an interest in, always consult an expert to help you make an informed decision on the best air conditioning system for your South Florida home or business. Give Lindstrom a call at (800) 813-1824 and we’ll give you our best expert opinion while keeping your family’s needs as the top priority.

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