The HVAC industry sees a lot of advancements thanks to new technology just like most industries, but this is something a lot of homeowners don't know. The fact that many furnaces can last for years without having to get repairs or a replacement means many homeowners simply do not keep up with technology news and how that has affected advancements with equipment. Take a look at two cool new technological features of modern furnaces you might want to install.
Smart vents allow zoned heating control.
Zoned heating is often called the heating of the future. This kind of heating allows you to heat the rooms in the house where you are and keep each room at a temperature where you want it. However, zoned systems usually involve special equipment, thermostats for each room, and more. With smart vents installed in your home, you can control each vent with an app on your phone, which essentially allows you to control the flow of heat from the furnace, through the ducts, and to each room. Therefore, you get to achieve a sort of zoned heating function without all the added equipment.
Smart vents do have to be installed in each room, and there is an app that you will have to add to your device. However, this kind of investment is far less costly than having a full zoned system installed. If you decide you want the heat blocked off to the bedrooms while you are in the kitchen, simply tap to open the app on your phone and close the vents.
Sensors allow heat from the furnace to be moisturized.
How many times have you suffered through a long and grueling winter and suffered the consequences of having such a dry heat inside the house? Many people complain that heating with a furnace can lead to issues with dry skin, chapped lips, and even nose bleeds. This is because the dry heat radiated from a furnace evaporates the humidity in the air. Unless you consistently run a humidifier, you can have issues with dry heat.
Some modern furnaces are designed to combat this problem with a built-in humidifying system. The humidifying system can also operate independently of the furnace, which is nice when you only want moist air and not heat on warmer days of the year. Sensors inside the unit detect when the air is too dry, and the humidifier kicks in to rectify the situation.
For more information about new furnaces, contact a furnace installation service.