We know what you’re thinking, “how cool can a thermostat really be?” Prepare to be amazed. Smart thermostats such as Nest and EcoBee boast many different features and allow users to customize their AC unit to fit their specific needs. Nest has its very own learning algorithm that adapts to your temperature patterns and adjusts its settings accordingly. The EcoBee has the ability to sense motion and adjust itself so your AC isn’t blasting when no one is home. EcoNet Control Center from RUUD allows users to control their home’s heating and cooling from just about anywhere with an app on your mobile device. This little device can reduce energy costs by up to 30%!
Radical UV Air Treatment Devices
As it ages, your HVAC unit may turn into a total bummer. Yep, over time and use nasty mold and microscopic bacteria can accumulate within the indoor coil of your heating and cooling system. This affects the efficiency of your system as well as the quality of air you breathe. Never fear, ultraviolet light is here! Fortunately, mold and bacteria have a low tolerance for UV light, which makes germicidal UV lamps like the ones from Lennox, Carrier, and York a must-have gadget. The intense rays of light kill gross stuff like viruses, bacteria, and mold, ultimately improving your air quality and system performance. It’s a total win-win.
Now I know we told you that humidifiers are amazing products, and they are—but there are situations where too much humidity may be a bad thing. Phoenix air conditioners kick into overdrive during monsoon season as the humidity rises and Arizona begins to feel more like Florida. Dust mites and pesky mold thrive with excess moisture in the air, and your system has to work harder to achieve a lower cooling temperature. This could mean a higher bill for you, which is a total drag. Luckily, Carrier and Lennox carry whole-home dehumidifiers that suck the extra moisture out of the air so you can rest easy.