Digital Features to Offer Your HVAC Clients

| Last Updated: June 10, 2021

When it’s time to replace your client’s HVAC system, there are plenty of options you can offer them. Improvements in technology have led to development of new digital HVAC features.

These features can help customers not only use less energy but also save money. What’s more is that your clients can relax in comfortable homes too courtesy of the new digital features for HVAC systems.

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Here are some of the new digital features for HVAC system to offer your clients:

Programmable Thermostat

By providing a programmable thermostat to your clients, you’ll enable them to schedule running times throughout the day. For instance, you can program their thermostat to remain off when they’re at work and on when they’re home. By doing that, you’ll help them save substantial amounts on their cooling and heating bills. Due to the advancements in technology, it’s possible for them to control their thermostat remotely. Consequently, they enjoy greater convenience.

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Automatic-Delay Fan Switch

This new digital feature shuts off the fan shortly after the compressor of an HVAC system turns off. By doing that, the automatic-delay fan prevents both parts from stopping running concurrently. It ensures cool air in the ducts circulates throughout the home for a couple of minutes more after the shutting down of the compressor. By offering your clients this feature, their HVAC system will not run unnecessarily to cool your home. Ultimately, their systems will boast better efficiency.

Filter Alerts

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One of the most effective new digital feature you can set up for your clients are air filter alerts. The alerts notify your clients the best time to take out and replace their current filter. Thing is, many homeowners easily forget to check and replace their filters regularly. Consequently, their filters end up being covered in dirt and dust.

Setting up filters drastically improves your system’s efficiency thus leading to lower energy bills, reduced energy use and enhanced indoor air quality. Finally yet importantly, it helps to prevent excess wear and tear on your HVAC system hence extending its life.

Variable-speed Air Handler

A single-speed air handler stops and starts repeatedly in response to a thermostat’s temperature setting. Anytime a thermostat indicates signal for cooling, the system cycles and runs on high until it satisfies the temperature setting. In contrast, variable-speed models modulate their speed automatically. Models with a variable-speed air handler run low almost continuously. They only ramp up to high whenever a thermostat signals the need for cooling. In addition to saving energy, the efficient operation also puts less wear and tear on a system’s components.

Fan-Only Switch

The fan-only switch feature enables you to utilize the HVAC system for purposes of ventilation during the fall and spring season. The feature is also handy on cooler nights in the summer months when you don’t need air conditioning.

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Variable-speed Compressor

Standard compressors only have one speed. Consequently, they always operate at 100% capacity. The amazing feature is suited to clients in climates where 100% cooling capacity isn’t needed. HVAC systems with a variable-speed compressor adjust their speed gradually to match the cooling needed to maintain utmost comfort.


Do you have clients with plans to replace their home’s cooling equipment? If yes, then you have the golden opportunity to bless them with the latest HVAC digital features and technological advancements. It’s very easy to get lost in the latest technology advancements.

There’s no exception when it comes to home comfort systems. However, by providing your clients new digital HVAC features, they’ll be able to enjoy improved comfort and lower energy bills. The above are some of the new features for HVAC you can provide to your current and prospective clients.

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