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Five Home Technologies We’re Thankful For

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This Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for. The world is a crazy place right now, but thankfully we have homes and businesses that are equipped with modern technology that make comfort simple, efficient, and affordable. No matter how cold the weather might get this winter nor how dark a night may be, we have the electrical and HVAC systems to handle it safely.

Here are five home and business technologies we are thankful for this holiday season.

Heat Pumps

Compared to an old gas furnace, a heat pump is significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly. Rather than burning fuel to produce heat, heat pumps collect and condense atmospheric thermal energy and then release it into your home, keeping you warm through even some of the coldest winter nights. This process completely eliminates carbon emissions, significantly improves temperature increase compared to energy usage, and improves home safety by eliminating the threat of carbon monoxide. It’s no wonder that homeowners everywhere are embracing the switch and doing away with their furnaces for good.

Smart Thermostats

Thermostats are simple devices that switch your heater or air conditioner on or off, depending on your set temperature preference and the actual temperature indoors. But did you ever imagine that your thermostat would be capable of providing you with real-time operating and energy consumption statistics? What about giving you the ability to adjust your preferred temperature from anywhere in your home? What about adjusting and changing temperature and operating schedules to maintain your comfort level while also scaling back energy consumption to maximize efficiency? These are just a few things that a smart thermostat can do.

Smart thermostats are one of the best dollar-for-dollar upgrades you can make to your home, and we’re thankful that they make cost-effective temperature control easier and more accessible than ever before!

LED Lighting

Lights are an indispensable part of our lives. As the sun starts to set earlier and earlier, we start depending on our electric lights more and more. LED lighting offers us unparalleled flexibility when it comes to how we light our home. Not only do these bulbs come in a greater variety of styles and colors than their predecessors, but they are also significantly more energy-efficient. LED lights use a minuscule percentage of the energy that a regular incandescent lightbulb uses, and that means significant savings on your monthly energy bills. Not to mention LED lights also typically last longer, and can get several years of use whereas an older lightbulb might only last a few months before burning out.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers make breathing something you can do without worry. When the average home struggles with indoor air that can often be several times worse than the air outside, air purifiers do their part to remove unwanted inclusions that could trigger allergy responses, asthma attacks, or even just lead to foul odors. That includes everything from floating dust and pet dander to microbes like mold spores, bacteria, viruses, and so much more. And with health being such an important part of our day-to-day lives these days, an air purifier can do a ton for your peace of mind and confidence in knowing that your air is sanitized.

Whole-Home Surge Protectors

Everyone knows how important a surge protector can be, particularly for keeping invaluable electronics protected from the unpredictability of an electrical surge. However, plugging everything into a surge-equipped power strip isn’t always practical or even possible. Some things are directly wired into your electrical system, and that leaves them vulnerable to damage in the event of an emergency. However, a whole-home surge protection system can help you prevent this by keeping your entire home safe from a surge all at once. From air conditioners to computers and cell phones to large appliances, a whole-home surge protection system will keep them all safe and protected from potentially irreparable damage.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Interested in installing any of these valuable upgrades to your home? Pick up the phone and call the team at A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (503) 694-3396 today.