Be The Coolest, Most Energy-Efficient Home On The Block This Summer
North American Precis Syndicate
Discreet, wall-mounted ductless cooling systems can keep you comfortable at home...
...and comfortable in the knowledge that you’re saving money and energy. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—This summer, homeowners don’t have to choose between
being cool and eco-conscious. Today’s innovations make it “no
sweat” to enjoy both with smart home climate control technologies and
advanced air-conditioning systems created to achieve maximum energy
efficiency and comfort.
Many might be surprised that home cooling accounts for nearly half of home
energy use and is responsible for nearly100 million tons of carbon dioxide
emissions every year. It’s no wonder optimal energy efficiency is a
home buyer’s top “Green Preference,” with nearly half of
home buyers willing to invest between $1,000 and $9,999 for a $1,000 annual
savings on their utility bills, and 37 percent are willing to spend upward of
$10,000, according to the National Association of Home Builders 2019
“What Home Buyers Really Want” Report.
With air conditioner energy expenses costing homeowners more than $11
billion a year, a little knowledge can go a long way.
Get “Smart” About Home
When it comes to smart home temperature control, there are Smart HVAC
Systems and Smart Thermostats. Smart HVAC systems have built-in Internet
capability and can be controlled directly without additional equipment. Smart
Home Thermostats create “smart” systems by enabling remote
temperature control via a mobile or Internet-connected device or
voice-operated home automation system. Several leading manufacturers,
including Fujitsu General America, offer Smart Systems as well as a
Thermostat Converter, which can control their single and multizone
Halcyon and Airstage heating and cooling systems
using a third-party thermostat.
Amp Up Energy Efficiency, Lower
Bills Up to 25 Percent
A system upgrade and a smart home thermostat equals
energy savings. The most energy-efficient heating and cooling products on the
market, ductless mini-split systems, can save as much as 25 percent on your
utility bill. An efficiently controlled thermostat could save an additional
10 percent a year. And professional expertise is key
because a system can lose 20 to 40 percent of its energy efficiency from poor
How do mini-splits work? Thin copper tubing is used to pump refrigerant
from an outdoor compressor directly into an indoor air-handling unit, where
the air is quietly distributed to the interior space. This eliminates the
need for basement or attic evaporators and bulky, expensive ductwork.
Mini-splits are easy to install and usually require only a 3- to 4-inch hole
through a wall or ceiling to connect the indoor and outdoor units.
Heighten Customization and
Take individualized comfort to new levels. Most HVAC manufacturers offer
apps that enable systems to be controlled from anywhere using a mobile
device. Now, voice-control capability uses digital assistants to verbally
dictate home temperatures—“Alexa, set
the living room temperature to 70 degrees.” For instance, Fujitsu
offers a free FGLair app that enables Web-activated
control via mobile devices and now voice-activated control via Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
Built for optimal customization, ductless mini-split systems let you
control the individual temperature in each room, so you don’t waste
money cooling unused spaces such as guest bedrooms, bonus rooms, sunrooms and
basements. Ductless systems operate at much higher efficiency levels than
central forced-air systems and window units, as duct losses in a central AC
system can account for more than 30 percent of your energy consumption.
Whether you take a “staycation” or
kick back at your vacation home, following some practical tips will help you
bask in ultimate comfort while lowering utility bills and respecting the
Many Fujitsu systems with the
Energy Star rating are more than twice as efficient as the minimum standard
set by the government. To learn more or find a contractor, call (888)
888-3424 or visit www.constantcomfort.com
“Many Fujitsu ductless HVAC
systems with the Energy Star rating are more than twice as efficient as the
minimum standard set by the government.
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