Just like in any industry these days, keeping up with the latest and greatest in technology is essential to providing the best products and services possible—and the home performance industry is no different. The smart revolution is making our homes more comfortable, and E3 INNOVATE is committed to embracing smart technology and advances in manufacturing. Our team of home performance professionals is always on the hunt for technology that can further improve the indoor home comfort, indoor air quality, and energy savings of the homes here in Nashville. Here is where you will find updates on the cutting edge of home performance technology!
Did you know that the smartphone in your pocket is 32,600 times faster than the best computer that was ever used on a NASA Apollo mission? Smartphones seem to control everything these days, and your heating and cooling equipment is no exception. With a smart, wifi connected thermostat, you can not only control the temperature of your home, but you can also optimize your thermostat settings for energy savings without sacrificing comfort.
Many smart thermostats will learn from your behavior, detecting when you are at home and when you are away. Then, with real-time energy usage data, you can see how much energy you are saving, as it happens, on your phone! Or, if you are leaving on vacation for the winter, you can turn your furnace down to an efficient temperature after you pull out of the driveway. Then, on your way back from vacation, fire up the furnace a few minutes before you arrive so you can hop out of the car into a warm and cozy home.
Water Heater Technology
It is common for most homeowners to completely forget about their water heater until it runs out of hot water during a shower, or costs them too much on their electricity and gas bills. But now there are more options to choose from when it comes to water heaters, many of which can solve both of these hot water frustrations!
Heat Pump Water Heater
A heat pump water heater differs from a traditional water heater by not using any combustion to heat the water you need. A heat pump water heater absorbs the ambient heat that is already abundant in many Nashville area homes, and operates two to three times more efficiently than a natural gas water heater. Plus, by using electricity instead of natural gas, you are burning fewer fossil fuels for a lower carbon footprint!
Tankless Water Heaters
There is nothing worse than getting ready for a nice warm shower, only to find the tank is empty and you will have to wait 30 to 40 minutes for more hot water. With tankless water heaters, this inconvenience is a thing of the past! Tankless water heaters rapidly heat the water you need, right when you need it. This means there is no energy lost in keeping a hot water tank full that may or may not even be needed—you get reliable hot water on-demand.
Zhender Energy Recovery Ventilators
When it comes to increasing the health and overall energy efficiency of a home, energy recovery ventilators provide a one-two punch that is hard to beat. An energy recovery ventilator - or ERV - provides fresh outdoor air and exhausts stale indoor air. The energy recovery aspect means that the air that comes in from the outdoors is pre-conditioned as it passes through a heat exchanger along with the outgoing indoor air. This keeps your home air fresh while reducing the energy load on your air conditioner or furnace. It sounds like magic, but it’s really just smart design.