Advanced Technology Allows Contractors to Offer Affordable Comfort Solutions
Homeowners who struggle with hot or cold rooms in their homes may not realize that not only are they sacrificing their comfort, they’re also wasting hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on their HVAC systems being overworked. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, approximately one-third of Americans surveyed in the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey said they face challenges paying their energy bills or sustaining an adequate level of heating and cooling in their homes. While some solutions may require expensive repairs or even replacement, there are affordable options available to solve their comfort woes while simultaneously saving on energy consumption and costs.
In a centralized HVAC system, which is common in most homes across the U.S., the main challenge stems from the design. It’s a one size fits all approach. Every room isn’t necessarily the same temperature of the thermostat.
While many factors can contribute to temperature differences in a home, including the number of windows, the direction it’s facing, the height of the ceiling, etc., additional thermostats could easily solve the problem. However, they are wired into the system, and they are expensive and difficult to move.
But, as sensor technology continues to advance and the adoption of connected homes continues to grow, HVAC manufacturers are able to produce more customized, affordable options, which enable contractors to offer their customers alternative solutions for controlling the temperature across multiple places in their homes. As a result, a new technology has emerged, which will launch this spring — the Nest Temperature Sensor.
The temperature sensors market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.5 percent between 2017 and 2023, reaching $6.86 billion by 2023, up from $4.99 billion in 2016, according to MarketsandMarkets.
The Nest Temperature Sensor allows HVAC contractors to provide homeowners with the right temperature, in the right room, at the right time. The sensors are either wall mounted or placed on a shelf for mobility, and they report the temperature in each room back to the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat or Nest Thermostat E, which can be accessed and controlled from the Nest app. Customers can identify and choose which sensor (including the thermostat) they want to drive their HVAC system. They can also create a custom schedule.
The one size fits all approach is a way of the past. Customers today want exactly what they want exactly when they want it. The Nest Temperature Sensor offers easy installation, on-demand comfort, and energy savings. HVAC contractors can help bring the right temperature to the right places in their customers’ homes with the Nest Temperature Sensor.