Top HVAC Tech and Their Benefits

HVAC technology has come a long way in the last few years. What was once considered cutting-edge now serves as the foundation of what is necessary for an efficient and comfortable home. However, as technology advances, keeping up with the newest HVAC technology can be a challenge.

Previously, HVAC technology focused on increased efficiency and mechanical function. However, the industry is trending towards a wider range of smart home solutions focusing on user comfort, sustainability, and convenience.

Here is an insight into the top HVAC technology trends of 2023 that every homeowner should be aware of:

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Ductless HVAC systems (Ductless Mini-Split Systems) are air conditioning and heating systems that use an outdoor compressor and one or more indoor air handlers. The indoor unit is connected to the outdoor unit via refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. It provides complete air conditioning and heating without requiring ductwork, making it IDEAL for older homes, cabins, lake places, garages, attics, and additions.

There are several mini-split systems, including ductless systems with single-zone controllers, multi-zone systems, Ceiling cassette mini-splits, and wall-mounted mini-splits. While choosing the right type of mini-split system depends on various factors, seeking professional help from a certified HVAC technician like Aquarius Home Services can help you make the right decision.

Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Easy Installation

While installing traditional air conditioning and heating systems requires costly and time-consuming ductwork, installing a ductless mini-split system is much easier and faster. With no need for ducts, installing and connecting one or more indoor units to an outdoor compressor can be done in half the time.

Inexpensive Operation

Mini-split systems are much more energy efficient than their ducted counterparts. Since the air travels directly from the unit into the room, there is no energy loss due to ductwork; in some cases, you can save over 30% on your energy bill. In addition, many mini-split systems are ENERGY STAR certified. This means they consume up to 60% less electricity than traditional electric heating and cooling systems.

Greater Efficiency

Enjoying increased comfort and improved air quality are just some of the benefits of a mini-split system. The Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings of a mini-split system are usually higher than traditional air conditioning and heating systems, leading to greater efficiency. Generally, a higher EER/SEER rating means more savings on energy bills.

Unique Designs

Ductless mini-split systems come in various designs, allowing you to choose a style that best fits your home decor. The sleek and modern design of the indoor air handler blends in with any room. On the other hand, the installation of outdoor compressors can be out of sight, usually behind shrubs or trees. Moreover, with options like ceiling cassettes, wall-mounted or multi-zone units, you can customize your system to serve your needs better.

Indoor Air Quality Systems

Indoor air quality (IAQ) systems are the ideal solution for improving your home’s air quality and reducing the risk of health problems. With an IAQ system, you can rest assured that your family is breathing clean air. It eliminates dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, smoke, and other contaminants from your indoor environment.

IAQ systems consist of various components, such as air purifiers, carbon air purifiers with UV, air monitors, humidifiers, UV lamps, ventilators, and dehumidifiers. Depending on your home or business size, you can install one or more IAQ system components to optimize indoor air quality and reduce overall energy costs.

Benefits of Indoor Air Quality Systems

Improved Air Quality

The primary benefit of adding an IAQ system to your home or business is improved air quality. With the help of an air purifier, you can reduce airborne particles and allergens. On the other hand, a humidifier can restore moisture to dry air and provide relief for those suffering from allergies, asthma, and dry skin. Also, by installing a carbon filter with UV light, you can reduce odors, smoke, and other pollutants from the air.

Increased Comfort

IAQ systems are not only effective in reducing indoor contaminants, but they also provide increased comfort. Ventilators work to bring fresh air into your home or business while at the same time getting rid of stale air. Dehumidifiers help to regulate humidity levels in the air, making it more comfortable for you and your family.

Reduced Allergens

While air purifiers and filtered air vents help reduce allergens in the air, humidifiers can also play a role. Moisture in the air helps to keep allergens from becoming airborne. Alternatively, dehumidifiers can improve indoor air quality by removing excess humidity from the environment.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Humidifiers are a great way to add extra moisture to dry indoor air and improve the overall air quality in your home or business. While portable humidifiers provide localized humidity, whole-home humidifiers can keep entire homes or businesses at optimal humidity.

Benefits of Whole-Home Humidifiers

Prevent the Spread of Airborne Viruses

Raising your indoor humidity levels can reduce your risk of contracting airborne viruses. Studies have shown that the ideal amount of moisture in the air for inhibiting the spread of viruses is between 40 and 70 percent relative humidity (RH). Using a whole-home humidifier ensures that all rooms in your home or business stay at an optimal RH level.

May Help in Relieving Asthma and Allergies

Thanks to their intelligent humidity sensor technology, modern whole-home humidifiers are designed to maintain the optimal humidity level. This helps keep allergens and other indoor air pollutants from becoming airborne, which can benefit those suffering from asthma and allergies.

Improved Air Quality

Whole-home humidifiers help reduce the spread of viruses and improve air quality in your home or business. Dry air can cause problems such as nosebleeds, dry skin, and cracked lips. Adding extra moisture to the air can improve your comfort level and reduce symptoms of dry air.

Improve Your Home With Aquarius Home Services

Get the best HVAC technology solutions for your home with Aquarius Home Services. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your air quality with an IAQ system, introduce whole-home humidifiers, or improve energy efficiency with a ductless mini-split system, we have the expertise and experience to help. In addition, our experts are available to provide you with quality service, repairs, and helpful advice on the best products for your home. Contact Aquarius Home Services today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with all your HVAC technology needs.

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mavis eng
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sandra lee
sandra lee
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Nina Sebregts
Nina Sebregts
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Ethan did a fantastic job! He did a great job analyzing the system, providing recomendations and information needed to make an informed decision. He took his time explaining what was done and why. Thank you!
John Teichroew
John Teichroew
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Thumbs up for... (1) GOOD COMMUNICATION, between the office/dispatcher and service technician and, to be appreciated even more so, between the technician and ourselves, the homeowners, by keeping us posted on his current timetable and probable ETA; (2) careful evaluation of our split-ductless AC system and its units, both inside and outside the house; (3) upfront and forthright TRANSPARENCY from the service tech, showing us both existing problem areas as well as potential problem areas, and apprising us of precise cost(s) involved in rectifying those situations; (4) a demonstration of professional expertise in identifying the primary problem - in this instance, an ever-so-slight but incremental leak of coolant; (5) SUCCESSFULLY making the necessary repairs and restoring the system to proper functionality - which, ultimately, is what we were in pursuit of; and (6) throughout this whole process, encompassing a period of more than three hours, Aquarius' service tech, David Boggie, was altogether CORDIAL and PERSONABLE.Thank you!
Stephanie Thomas
Stephanie Thomas
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Nick and his apprentice Tim were amazing. Very thorough and took the time to explain everything! Very upfront with the issues found and explained all my options. I would highly recommend them.
Alan Gengenbach
Alan Gengenbach
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Jeff Lorenz
Jeff Lorenz
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Eric was very professional did a great job!
T B
T B
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Brian Newell
Brian Newell
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Casey and Adam were very friendly and professional. They answered all my questions
Candace Lovett
Candace Lovett
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Where are my pictures
Audrey DeYoung
Audrey DeYoung
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Matt Kallenberg
Matt Kallenberg
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Nick and Tim were great. Nick really knows his stuff and is super thorough. I would definitely recommend him
Bill Bush
Bill Bush
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mary bond
mary bond
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Our water heater went out on Fri evening. We called Aquarius early Sat morning and they said earliest they could get out was Mon. On Sun I received a text confirming our Mon appointment but on Mon morning they called and said the earliest they could get to us was the following week !We should be without hot water till then ? We are not a new customer…. 5 months previously we had a new furnace and air conditioner installed at quite an expense. I am appalled at their service or rather lack there of ! As an established customer they felt waiting approximately 10days without water was acceptable Bad, Bad, Bad !Two weeks later…The air conditioner Aquarius installed in Dec failed to cool when we turned it on on our 1st warm days. After the poor experience I had had with them I didn’t want to deal with them again but since it was under warranty I had to. We were told we would have a technician out Wed morning. After waiting at home all day they called and canceled at 4pm. We were rescheduled for Fri morning. We had several calls during the day with updates At 5:22 pm we received a cal the tech would be here at 6pm. We cancelled our dinner reservation and are awaiting his arrival.I realize our air conditioning is not an emergency but we have spent 2days waiting for our scheduled service. This is in addition to the 10days they wanted us to wait for a new water heater(which I do think is an emergency) I feel bad for the tech who I’m sure has had a long day and must now come at 6 on a Fri evening. Once again I repeat Aquarius has failed us again !!Wow !!!Now July ….it continues !! The duct from our air conditioning system has come loose and is spewing cold air in my basement. A service technician arrived and said the wrong connection was used. He said he would order the right part and return the next day. (Wednesday) The appointment was scheduled for today for between 12 - 3. When no one arrived by 3pm, I called and was told the part hadn’t arrived and they would reschedule for next Monday…5 days out.UGH…. I would have thought someone could have called before I wasted several hours waiting and now I can look forward to several days without efficient air conditioning and another day of waiting for a technician. Life is too short to have to deal with such repeated poor work and lousy service !! Oh, but they did say they’re sorry 😢
Sim Ngiratregd
Sim Ngiratregd
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Micah Williams plumbing technician performed excellent job inspecting our house plumbing system, recommended new water heater because the existing one is over 17 years old. Within 4.5 hours the new water heater was installed with quality and workmanship exceeding my expectations. The purchase price was great as well as the purchase financing option. Over service rating is Excellent!
Cathy Luk
Cathy Luk
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I was very happy with Brent'service. He was professional and patient in explaining the problem he found with my AC. If future problems arise, I will definitely ask for him.
Melissa Cain
Melissa Cain
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Aquarius has always had amazing customer service. We recently had our furnace and ac replaced and their team have been informative and personable while maintain professionalism. Thank you to Nicholas Sarinske, Mike Sippel, Matt Kellenberger, Nate Huettl, and anyone else I may have forgotten.
Dan Carlson
Dan Carlson
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Boni Beisell
Boni Beisell
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EVERYONE at Aquarius is extremely customer oriented! From first contact with customer service: "Thank you for calling Aquarius Home Service, How can I make you smile today?" (that happily delivered addage always does), all the way through to their exemplary Home Service techs, I have always felt well taken care of; as though their #1 goal was to insure my needs be met, to my highest satisfaction. Aquarius Maintenance technicians are polite and respectful of my home and personal time. They go to great pains to take pictures of any equipment they're working on & point out current issues along with potential future things to be aware of - all in plain English - so I can make informed decisions on fixes needed now or plan pros & cons of 'holding off for a while'. They don't push, they give facts, share expertise, let me decide. . . . and make me smile, everytime.I will happily encourage friends & family to call Aquarius for home service.
LuAnn Suilmann
LuAnn Suilmann
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Ethan was polite, knowledgeable, and efficient on time. Well done. Very happy.
Dave W
Dave W
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Very good communications and tech skills. Good info on repair or replace decision.
Ed Bailen
Ed Bailen
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Nick and Tim did a very thorough job in diagnosing my mom's furnace/ac problems.I would highly recommend them.
Jack Livingston
Jack Livingston
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Nicholas was an extremely helpful technician. He was thorough and fixed our issue at a reasonable cost. We were impressed with the customer service we got both from him and everyone at Aquarius. Thanks for getting us in within 24 hours, fixing our air conditioning and explaining what was going on.
Sandy Oldeen
Sandy Oldeen
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Mike Lauer from Aquarius came to service my A/C. Mike was so kind in informing me of my options. He had my trust right away. In the end I purchased a new unit. Mike is definitely an asset to Aquarius. Thanks for the good service Mike!
Karen Arcand
Karen Arcand
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Leigh Griffith
Leigh Griffith
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Nick did a nice job of showing us what was affecting our AC and the problems that were looming with our furnace.
Scott Moore
Scott Moore
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The technician worked hard and did a great job.
Mary Cole
Mary Cole
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Had technician, Nathan come to perform yearly check on AC Very knowledgeable and explained everything. Bonus points for fixing the pesky rattle from the ductwork!
Jessica McDougall
Jessica McDougall
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Aquarius has consistently been great at fast response times, responsive communication, and willingness to teach about the maintenance procedures they perform. We will never go back to anyone else!
Nancy Melvin
Nancy Melvin
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Provided prompt and professional service.
Sean M
Sean M
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Stephen Clonkey
Stephen Clonkey
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Riley was very thorough and communicated with us very well.
Jessica Kohl
Jessica Kohl
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Mike C was my technician and he was AWESOME, very nice, knowledgeable, respectful inside my home (wore booties, didn’t touch newly painted walls, even picking up clumps of insulation on the carpet and putting in his pocket so it wasn’t on the floor, turning off lights) he was great!
Tim Peterson
Tim Peterson
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Highly recommend Aquarius Home Services. Mike was very professional and explained everything in easy to understand detail. Keep up the good work!
Natalia Yasama
Natalia Yasama
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There is no better technician than Riley !Very professional, honest , perfectionist. 11 stars service .
Karl Witt
Karl Witt
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Super great experience! Air conditioning went out at 10 o’clock in the morning and the technician arrived here by 1:45 and completed the repair in less than 45 minutes. Graham, the technician, was really awesome and did a great job with repair.
Bonster Bon
Bonster Bon
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He did a good job representing your company young man explain things thank you Ethan
JD Smith
JD Smith
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Excellent deal, sales person, and installation techs. Staff are friendly, they listen to you, and are professional! Two thumbs up! Thank you Thomas, Mick, and Jeff!
Hans Schroeder
Hans Schroeder
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Mary Schmuland
Mary Schmuland
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Professional, proficient, courteous, and going above and beyond! We were extremely satisfied with John and his plumbing services; removed garbage disposal, connected new faucet and soap dispenser, rectified hook-up with Aquarius water filter to our refrigerator, and installed new sink drains. He was prompt, worked in a congested cabinet, and did a superb job with attention to details. Would be glad to trust him and his expertise, again! Pleasant and focused!
Carmelo Panetta
Carmelo Panetta
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Brandon did a great job cleaning five mini split airconditioning, including fixing a broken one.
Ayrlahn Johnson
Ayrlahn Johnson
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The Boogieman came out and fixed our furnace and AC in one fell swoop. Got them both working. We were heated up a bit but now Cooler heads 😎 are prevailing!
Gregg Barker
Gregg Barker
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Riley and Brent did an awesome job. The communication with scheduling and knowing when someone was coming was frustrating as the time kept changing.
Becky Hansen
Becky Hansen
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No pressure sales appointment tget went over all tge options, got an appointment with 3 days to have the install. The install guys gave ne s call ahead. They put in the nee furnace & AC unit, explained what they did and also showed us. They took ff the service call charge as we bought the units as it was not worth fixing (our AC was 41 years old we found out) Travis Lee and his partner were professional and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend Aquarius
Denise Bratvold
Denise Bratvold
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Another seamless experience with Aquarius Home Services. The timely communication with Jeremy from before arrival continued as he worked through my water heater problem and options for solutions. Would highly recommended AHS.
LaNae Christenson
LaNae Christenson
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Chris came to evaluate a slow leak and quickly found the source of the problem. He gave the best and worst case scenario and got to work right away. I appreciated his candor and professionalism throughout the entire process and am very pleased with the result. I would definitely call again if needed.
Barb Galvez
Barb Galvez
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Tech was awesome, friendly and very well qualified for my AC tune ups.
melissa goldman
melissa goldman
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Just can't say enough good things about Aquarius. We've general contracted a couple of our own homes and have never worked with such professional, knowledgeable and kind people. We had a Kinetico system installed that Brian coordinated. Even though we have Kinetico water filtration in other homes and are familiar, he pointed out things that we didn't know. Paul worked on our plumbing and was equally wonderful. Just made everything so easy. We had a sizeable amount of electrical work done by Dave and AJ and Erik. Absolutely top shelf every step of the way. AJ even, on his own time, went in search of a scarce part we needed to finish the upgrades. He found it and finished in one day! AJ really went above and beyond throughout. They all did. Truly so grateful to the teams and can't recommend them highly enough.
Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson
1720473879
They installed a tank less water heater. We were very impressed with their work. Very knowledgeable and courteous. A GREAT team.
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