Modern homeowners can take advantage of all sorts of new technologies to make their lives easier and more comfortable, and many of those high-tech upgrades come from the HVAC industry. Over the past few decades, we've seen tons of advanced climate control systems hit the market, providing unparalleled comfort and excellent energy efficiency. Read on to see how you can better enjoy your time at home thanks to these high-tech upgrades.
Thermostats have been around for a long time, but in recent years, manufacturers have started building more features into these ubiquitous devices. One of the most popular versions is the programmable thermostat, which allows the homeowner to set target temperatures in advance. With a programmable thermostat, you can set your air conditioner to shut off automatically when you leave for work and turn back on a few minutes before you get home in the afternoon. Time it right, and you'll save a bundle without ever feeling the difference.
Another popular thermostat upgrade is zoned control, which divides the home into multiple cooling "zones" and adjusts climate control in each one individually. Zoned control makes it possible to send a little more cooling power to a part of the house that's always too warm or set different temperatures to better suit the individual tastes of different family members. More importantly, it's easy to shut off cooling entirely in an unused space and save money.
Some of the most advanced thermostats incorporate additional features to provide pinpoint control. It's now possible to remotely access a thermostat from a mobile phone; turn on the AC when you're ten minutes away from home, and the house will be cool by the time you walk in the door. A few thermostats even offer up-to-date weather information right on screen, making it easy to make informed climate control decisions.
Ductless Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
Among the most advanced climate control systems on the market today are ductless heat pumps and air conditioners from Mitsubishi Electric. While ductless systems use the same cooling cycle as traditional air conditioners, they incorporate a few key upgrades:
- Inverter Technology: Every ductless air conditioner uses a special variable-speed compressor to match your home's cooling needs in real time. That eliminates the constant cycling on and off that comes with standard air conditioners, saving money and maintaining a more consistent temperature.
- No Leaks: The average central air conditioner loses 20 to 30 percent of its cooling power thanks to duct leaks. Ductless systems sidestep this issue by design.
- Quiet Operation: Thanks to their high-tech components, ductless systems run almost silently.
As compared to window air conditioners, ductless split systems offer an extra advantage: home security. It's fairly easy for an intruder to remove a window unit and break into your home. Ductless indoor units, however, use only very small holes in the wall, and there's no security threat there.
Home Upgrades from Mitsubishi Comfort Dealers
To take full advantage of these and other high-tech home upgrades, you'll need a contractor who knows those systems inside and out. Our authorized Mitsubishi dealers are experts on ductless HVAC, and they have all the tools they need to get a great system up and running in your home. Our online tools will help you connect with a highly qualified contractor in your area.