Mar 27, 2017
If your New Year’s resolution for 2017 involved home improvement or going green in Tatum, Texas, then you’re in luck! Upgrading your HVAC system can not only reduce your carbon footprint but also improve your health and save you money in the long run. To that end, Carrier offers several HVAC products that can make your home more energy-efficient.
Because roughly half of a home’s energy usage can be traced to heating and cooling, replacing an old or outdated system is one of the most impactful changes you can make. Check the age of your system. If it’s already between 10 and 15 years old, you will probably need a new system soon anyway. The same is true if your system has needed frequent repairs over the last year or so.
Better to upgrade now and benefit from the energy savings immediately than to slog through a few more months until your system gives out completely. In fact, you could save up to 30 percent on the cost of cooling your home when you replace an inefficient system. You’ll also avoid the inconvenience of a sudden breakdown, which can leave you without air conditioning at the worst possible time.
Among Carrier’s heating and air conditioning systems are three technologies that focus on energy efficiency: Infinity, Greenspeed, and Hybrid Heat. The Infinity line of products is the culmination of 110 years of extensive research and development in the field of HVAC technology. The crowning achievement is the Infinity control, which gives you maximum control over your HVAC system and ensures that each component works seamlessly with the others to achieve your comfort goals.
To make Infinity products even better, when you combine the Infinity 98 gas furnace or the Infinity 30 heat pump with the Infinity control, you can also benefit from Greenspeed Intelligence. This technology allows your system to operate at anywhere between 40 and 100 percent capacity. The system evaluates your home’s needs and chooses the most efficient setting. In fact, when equipped with Greenspeed Intelligence, the Infinity 20 heat pump is up to 69 percent more efficient than alternative systems.
You can also pair these Infinity products with a Hybrid Heat system, which gives your Infinity control two heat sources to work with: electric and gas. The Infinity control will monitor the outdoor temperature and switch between heat sources accordingly, always choosing the most efficient option. This in turn will help reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
We already mentioned the Infinity control, but that’s not the only smart thermostat available from Carrier. One great example is the Côr Wi-Fi thermostat. This 7-day programmable thermostat is compatible with a wide range of HVAC units including zoned systems, Carrier’s Hybrid Heat system, and whole-home humidifiers. To make things even better, if you’re in the process of upgrading to a smart home, the Côr thermostat plays well with others. As of early this year, it will also work with Apple HomeKit.
Still, the Infinity thermostats are Carrier’s best option, capable of managing not only temperature but also humidity, ventilation, airflow, indoor air quality, and (if you have a zoned system) up to eight zones. They even remind you to change the air filter, track energy usage, and provide system diagnostics.
Finally, Carrier offers several indoor air quality components that can be added to your system for even better efficiency. These include whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers, air cleaners, ventilation systems, and more. Although these upgrades are more well-known for their comfort benefits than their contribution to energy efficiency, they can end up saving you money. For instance, by removing dust and other particles from the air (and thus your HVAC system), a whole-home air cleaner can help your heating and air conditioning units last longer, run more efficiently, and require fewer repairs. This is in addition to the obvious health benefits.
If you’re ready to bring your home’s HVAC system into the eco-conscious and hyper-efficient 21st century, give JD’s A/C a call at (903) 759-7483. Our air conditioning experts can perform an Energy Star home performance evaluation and recommend the best system for your home — plus any add-ons that can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.
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