Heating and Air Conditioning
The Future is Now
The technology of heating and air conditioning continues to advance in order to meet the increasing demand for increased energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact.
Wi-Fi thermostats provide the advantage of changing the thermostat settings when away from home. They can also be programmed to learn and remember the homeowner’s preferred settings and adjust the temperature accordingly. They greatly increase energy efficiency versus using old thermostat technology.
DEVap Air Conditioning
Desiccant-Enhanced Evaporative Air Conditioner was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and is estimated to reduce energy use by 40-90 percent. No coolant is required by this system. At the present time DEVap is primarily used in commercial applications with growing interest in the residential sector due to its energy efficiency and low operating cost.
HVAC Smart Chips
Installing an HVAC Smart Chip into a heating and air conditioning system can save 15% on heating and cooling costs. The HVAC Smart Chip extends the fan’s running time by up to 8 minutes, increasing the system’s energy efficiency. The return on the investment of the HVAC Smart Chip is within twelve months and continues to save for years to come.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps transfer heat to and from the ground, taking advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to boost energy efficiency and reduce heating and air conditioning costs. This system utilizes extensive loops buried under ground that are hooked to a geothermal heat pump acting as both a furnace and air conditioner.
Solar Roofing or Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)
Photovoltaic cells capture sunlight and transform it into electricity. Photovoltaic power is produced as direct current (DC) electricity. As homes use alternating current (AC) electricity an inverter must be used with the system in order to convert the DC electricity into AC electricity for use in a building. BIPV can be used to replace conventional materials in the roof, skylights or facades.
Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB)
A Zero Energy Building is a building that has greatly reduced energy requirements using energy efficient technologies, the remaining requirement for further energy is supplied by utilizing renewable technology such as photovoltaic, solar hot water, wind energy, hydroelectric and biofuels. ZEB are connected to an electrical grid where excess energy produced is fed back into the electric grid, or stored into onsite energy storage. Feeding excess energy into the electrical utility grid has the benefit of offsetting energy usage when the building requires more energy than it can produce. A ZEB produces as much energy as it uses, making a Zero Energy Building, as well as Zero Energy Home Building an attractive choice.
With the growing cost of utility bills, alternative solutions are drawing increased interest from businesses as well as the residential sector. With technologies continuing to develop and improve, energy efficiency is becoming more available, and in some cases more affordable for homeowners and businesses alike.
With so much at stake we can expect to see new energy alternatives continue to develop as the demand increases. Wi-Fi thermostats are a growing market, as well as geothermal heat pumps which can pay for themselves in a reasonable amount of time, and will outlast any traditional system. For this reason more homeowners are turning to them than ever before.
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning experts care about your comfort. When you require a new heating and air conditioning installation our experts will provide the correct system for you and your home that will provide the greatest comfort, efficiency and reliability. Based upon a precise home analysis for your needs, Cypress’s professionals will provide the information you need to choose the most energy efficient system, as well as the best option for your budget requirements.
Providing prompt and professional heating and air conditioning services, Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning wants to keep you and your family comfortable year round with a healthy, energy efficient home.