Advanced A/C Technology That Can Impact Your Norfolk County Home

advanced a/c technology, Middlesex County, MassachusettsTechnology is ever-changing, and the advancements made serve to improve your daily life. Advanced A/C technology can impact the way you cool your home, the cost of cooling, and how and when repairs are made to your A/C unit.

Most improvements are made to improve efficiency, thereby saving you money while reducing wear and tear on the environment. The effect that advanced A/C technology can have on your A/C unit can be determined by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). Over the years the SEER rating has been increased for newly manufactured equipment to a minimum of 13. Any equipment you choose above this rating will provide better efficiency. SEER ratings range up to the mid-20s.

The following are examples of advanced A/C technology that can affect SEER:

  • Thermal expansion valve (TXV) – Older units utilized piston valves, an unmoving orifice, but a TXV meters the refrigerant with a valve that opens/closes as a response, increasing efficiency.
  • Variable-speed air handler – This technology allows you to better customize air flow, and it saves money because your system doesn’t have to run full blast at all times.
  • Quieter operation – Today’s compressors aren’t as noisy as older A/C units.
  • Filter-check light – Now you’ll remember to check the filter after a predetermined number of hours operating.
  • Fan-only switch – Ventilate your home without running the compressor.
  • Automatic-delay fan switch – The fan will run slightly longer than the compressor to make sure all conditioned air is distributed to your living spaces.
  • Solar air conditioning – Sun power is harnessed to power the A/C unit, saving you on electricity.
  • DEVap – Desiccant-enhanced evaporative A/C uses a saline solution over traditional coolants to more efficiently dehumidify and cool, reducing costs 40 to 80 percent.

Some advanced A/C technology also provides better cooling capabilities and may reduce the necessary size of your A/C equipment. Contact us at Victory Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing for more information. We provide residential and commercial cooling, heating and plumbing services to Middlesex and Norfolk counties.

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