Why Use Smart Chairs?
Sometimes, it may appear that your furnace has a somewhat blunt approach to heating the house during winter. As you set up the thermostat, it begins working to bring your home to the temperature you desire. According to experts, you can fine-tune this process to a certain extent using smart thermostats and modern pieces of technology, but usually, it’s still a sort of one-size-fits-all thing. A way to help members of your household taking control over their comfort is using heated smart chairs that can be controlled through your smartphone. Keep reading to learn more about them.
Portable Additions to Your Air Conditioning & Heating System
In today’s freelance economy, people have been starting working from home more and more often, and family members or friends who share a home office often do not have the same temperature preferences. In fact, a family sitting around in their living room could have a vastly different preference on what the thermostat’s temperature should be set to. A while ago, this would mean either grumbling or putting on their sweater – but nowadays, it is possible for us to control our individual seats’ heat output, making for a much more personal adjustment.
An example of an air conditioning and heating system you can sit on is a smart chair developed by the Personal Comfort Systems, out of Berkeley’s University of California. Named Hyper Chair, it’s clearly an efficient product, considering it takes considerably less energy to heat a chair than a whole room, and the person sitting on it can set it to whichever temperature they’d like. A report suggests heated chairs are capable of reducing one’s HVAC costs by up to 30 percent.
Significant Efficiency Gains
Not only are chairs capable of bringing heat to your body directly, they also allow you to even out electricity demand, increasing your power grid’s efficiency.
Currently, smart chairs allow their users to monitor and control them through their smartphone. In the future, experts believe their technology will allow them to communicate with the office or home’s general air conditioning and heating system in order to increase the energy efficiency in the entire building.
Conserving Even More Energy
Smart chairs are only one among the many possible additions which will help you save money on air conditioning and heating costs – if you’re interested in learning more about the newest HVAC technologies, or have broader home comfort assistance questions, contact a licensed, skilled HVAC technician today.