HVAC (an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems use a variety of technology such as DEVap, Geo-Thermal technology, Nest Learning Thermostat, Natural Refrigerants. DEVap (desiccant-enhanced evaporative air conditioner) optimizes the energy usage for air conditioning by 40 or 90 percent, by separating the hot air into two air streams; one stream is dried by liquid desiccant, and the other one is humidified. Combining these two streams creates dry, cool air without using a coolant.
Geo-Thermal Technology is an affordable technology that utilizes the Earth’s heat or cold to create a green energy source. The carrier fluid (water, possibly with antifreeze) circulates and absorbs heat from the earth transferring the heat back to the building. The four types of Geo-thermal energy include horizontal, vertical, pond loop and open loop systems. Horizontal system utilizes a lot of land by lining the pipes horizontally underground. Vertical system is used when there is a deficit of land, since it lays the pipes down vertically, after making deep and narrow holes underground. Pond loop does not require digging, but instead, necessitates a body of water to connect the pipes to. Open Loop system uses groundwater as the energy source to heat or cool your dwelling.
Although it may be a relatively expensive project, it pays off in the long run since it is more efficient than either air source heat pumps or electric resistance heat.
Natural refrigerants are your good-old-fashioned air conditioner that collects, cools, and releases the air. As a rule of thumb, this is not the most eco-friendly method since it destroys ozone to create greenhouse gasses. For this reason it is best to use CO2 and Ammonia as an environmentally-friendly substituted to hydrofluorocarbons (also known as greenhouse gasses). Ammonia is the best option, since it produces no pollution in the long run, followed closely by CO2, and the not-so green Propane.
Another way innovation has taken place in through ergonomic operating units. This technology maintains the desired temperature in your home regardless whether it grew warmer or colder outside. The units utilize the sensors that measure the temperature in the room and apply the cooling and heating systems to reach the desired temperature. The sensors in HVAC systems have advanced; besides measuring the temperature in the room, they can also measure the air quality and the humidity.
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