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The American Heating and Refrigeration Expo, or AHR, held in Chicago, IL, in 2012, revealed new technology for both homeowners and HVAC business owners. Products were available for dispatching technicians more effectively, managing inventory and lowering overhead costs. For Bradenton, FL, homeowners, Aqua Plumbing & Air would like to offer the following HVAC system highlights of the expo. New technologies offer significant savings on utility costs.

One new HVAC system technology is DEVAP, or desiccant enhanced evaporative air conditioning. The system uses no added electricity over any other unit. The difference is that part of the system uses a liquid desiccant, or substance that absorbs moisture from the air. It works in concert with the evaporator coils, which cool and also dehumidify the air. Drier air feels cooler to the skin. The homeowner can raise the thermostat temperature and save on energy. By adding an energy efficient ceiling fan, more money can be saved. An air conditioning service company can install this system in your home.

Another new HVAC system is the passive dehumidification system. This system will be especially helpful in humid areas of the country. The unit uses three separate parts to super-dehumidify and cool the air. In the first part, incoming air passes over cold refrigerant-filled evaporator coils. The temperature difference causes condensation, which drains to the outside. The warmed refrigerant is stored for the third part of the system. In the second part of the system, the air is again passed over cold refrigerant-filled evaporator coils. More condensation forms and drains outside. The air is far too cold to be sent into the house. In the third part of the system, the warm refrigerant saved from the first part warms the air to the correct temperature. The condensation drains to the outside again. Your air conditioning service company can advise you of the right size system to install in your home. This system is reported to save up to 60 percent on the utility bill. With proper insulation, energy efficient ceiling fans and managing energy use, that figure can go much higher.

One of the newest products to help homeowners is the Nest Learning Thermostat. This can be installed by any air conditioning service company to work with the existing HVAC system. The digital thermostat has computer technology designed to keep track of your favorite temperature settings, time of day and more. It will program itself to have your home comfortable all year long. You can control it from your computer, laptop, smart phone and other devices. Monitor the house’s humidity levels for maximum comfort. You can program vacation, workday and weekend settings into the unit.
No matter what unit you choose, air conditioning service will keep it running well for years. Aqua Plumbing & Air serves Bradenton, FL, and the surrounding areas. They are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to serve all your HVAC needs. They can perform an energy audit to help identify where you can save money on your utility bills.

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