Just like other technologies, the air conditioning space has seen a series of tech advancements over the past two decades. These improvements have made air conditioning systems more efficient in homes, offices, businesses, hospitals and other applications. Additionally, they have reduced the energy regulation costs significantly. Here are eight of the most notable advancements in air conditioning technology in the past decade.
1. Automated Systems
Air conditioning units can turn themselves on or off subject to temperature changes in a room. Through automated technology, the AC unit reads the room temperature and adjusts accordingly. This ensures temperature remains at the desired levels without the need for manual adjustments.
2. Mobile Access
Thanks to the internet of things and smartphone technology, it is now possible to control appliances in your home even when away. Homeowners can monitor their air conditioning systems using mobile applications to ensure everything is working well all day. In addition, users can control temperatures from their mobile phones without having to get up and switch on the system.
3. Improvements To AC Systems
AC systems ensure a safe environment by maintaining indoor air quality. A home or office may have poor air quality if the AC system is defective. Modern technology helps filter air more effectively while reducing energy costs.
4. Solar Energy
It can be expensive to operate and maintain air conditioning systems, especially during summer. Energy prices can surge significantly at this time because it requires it costs more to keep a system running all day. Luckily, solar energy has made it more useful to use AC systems. Solar panels can store energy, which can be used to power AC systems and reduce power consumption by as much as 60 per cent.
5. Programmable Thermostats
With today’s technology, programmable thermostats are things we can easily find in the market. This relatively new technology has made it possible for homeowners to regulate temperature levels in their home during certain hours of the day, rather than having to adjust it individually.
6. Larger Thermostat Screens
Modern programmable thermostats come with visual screens. The thermostat screens, which offer up to ten inches of viewable space, make it easier to check temperatures in individual rooms. They also help users adjust temperatures easily and even better; see the rate of energy consumption.
7. Vehicle Dual Temperature Control
Your office or home is not the only place where you require high-quality air. Air conditioning technology also extends to vehicles or to be more precise, the entire transport and logistics industry. Most automotives come with temperature/climate detection and control systems that let each person choose the temperature level they desire. So, while the driver may prefer 80 degrees at the front, a passenger at the back may adjust the temperature to 70 degrees or any other level that he or she feels comfortable.
8. Smart Air Vents
Smart air vents is another smart technology that is revolutionising how Cairns RNR AC units work. These vents will close or open depending on the room temperature. This will help in regulating multiple temperatures at once, thus making AC units more effective.