Salt Lake City Office
963 Folsom Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1130
At Whipple Plumbing, our HVAC pros are here to help with any and all related areas in your home or business. Our technicians are always abreast of the latest technology and trends that can make your building comfortable while lowering costs.
In particular, improving energy efficiency has been a huge area of emphasis within the HVAC world. Recent reports from the US Energy Department indicate that there has been some major progress in a few big areas in recent years – there are several new innovations on the horizon, a few of which are already making their way into manufacturing and available products. Let’s take a look at a few of these.
Smart technology is impacting homes in numerous ways, with energy efficiency high among them. A smart thermostat, which is readily available in many locations, can control your entire HVAC system with customization and an eye to energy savings – you can even control this remotely from your phone. The future here could even hold sensor systems that monitor temperatures to a far more precise degree, adjusting temperatures thusly.
Windows are one of the largest single factors for insulation around a home. There are new technologies being developed for windows that will help them seal air more efficiently – even more exciting, perhaps, is sensors that will automatically change the shade degree of the window depending on the sun’s intensity.
In addition, insulation itself has undergone many upgrades over the years. There are new types of foam insulation hitting the market that will be far more efficient, and which also include green materials to benefit the environment.
Heat pumps generally use far less energy than normal heaters, and gas-powered pumps with low-emission burners are already on the market.
Did you realize your roof plays a big role in how well your home manages heat? Reflective roofing is at the forefront of helping absorb heat during hot months, then dispersing this heat – this can often save your AC unit a huge burden during the hottest times of the year.