Customer expectations around home improvement have steadily risen over the years. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought expectations to a new level as people seek refuge in their homes. Companies, products, and services that can provide comfort and please consumers have been winners and will continue to grow in popularity.
A parallel concern that is top of mind for many people revolves around the environment and the desire to be green. How can one keep their home comfortable and at a consistent temperature during the dog days of summer, or on a blistering cold winter day, while being energy efficient?
This challenge is made more complex as the Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratings (SEER) imposed by the government have been steadily rising, with the next increase set for 2023.
According to The U.S. Energy Information Administration, “All new residential central air-conditioning and air-source heat pump systems sold in the United States will be required to meet new minimum energy efficiency standards … of no less than 14 SEER for residential systems in the northern part of the United States and 15 SEER in the southern part of the United States, where cooling loads are a larger share of home energy use.” The energy efficiency standard for heat pumps is also rising in 2023.
How much will it be?
Although many consumers want their homes to be energy efficient, the price of a new HVAC system is also a concern.
This concern is magnified by the recent economic challenges according to the Pew Research Center. They found that “About half of non-retired adults say the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak will make it harder for them to achieve their long-term financial goals.”
And those concerns are long-term. The Pew Research Center survey found that 44% of respondents think it will take them three years or more to get back to where they were a year ago; one in 10 don’t think their finances will ever recover.
With people having grown more concerned about their finances, they are more likely to be price conscious when it comes to home improvements. An HVAC system needs to prove its worth by standing the test of time. And if something does go wrong, a warranty can go a long way to offer peace of mind for customers as they know it’s one less thing they have to worry about.
HVAC companies need to find a balance that meets all these needs.
Inverter systems are an option, as they deliver only the amount of hot or cool air needed to achieve the desired temperature. So, homeowners consume only the energy they need.
HVAC systems that use inverter technology avoid the frequent on and off of traditional units, which use more energy and cause unneeded wear and tear. By smoothly ramping up operation, energy consumption will be modified, and the system’s life cycle will be protected. Dollars will be saved.
Over the past year, many people have spent more time in their homes with their families. This new arrangement has put a greater focus on the home. Home is a place where the residents want to feel comfortable, whether that means a relaxing dinner with family, feet up on the sofa, or lying in bed watching a favorite movie.
Inverter systems can keep a home comfortable as they are able to self-adjust quickly, providing consistent room temperature. The boosted compressor speed of inverter systems allows for quicker, smoother, and more efficient heating and cooling.
HVAC systems that boom when they turn on and off can ruin the tranquility of a calm home. Through the use of silent blade technology, sound-isolating mounts and outdoor condensing section placement, Bosch’s Inverter Ducted Split system is one of the quietest air-to-air heat pumps on the market.
Delivering reliable and efficient comfort to your customer
The Bosch Inverter Ducted Split (IDS) Family includes three separate systems — the IDS Light, the IDS Plus, and the IDS Premium — that meet (and surpass) the required SEER rating, including the (IDS Light) that can satisfy those homeowners looking for a lower price point but still want a reliable system that utilizes the correct amount of energy to achieve ultimate comfort and maximum efficiency while keeping sound levels to a minimum.
Best of all, for contractors, there are only four separate components for the three systems. With fewer components, less storage space is necessary in the warehouse, and contractors are still prepared to satisfy customers’ needs. The simple design of the IDS Family systems also makes for an easy install, which saves you time and money.
Meanwhile, Bosch offers a 10-year residential warranty so your customers will have peace-of-mind knowing they will receive replacement parts protection for up to 10 years. This standard offering covers all components of the Bosch IDS Family. Bosch offers spare parts that are readily available plus has a support line to offer install assistance or answer questions on the IDS Family systems.
And for those areas of the United States that experience particularly cold temperatures, the Bosch IDS BOVB18 or BOVA20 condenser can be paired with a Bosch furnace and cased coil for a complete and highly efficient dual fuel heating and cooling system. Just like the other energy-efficient members of the IDS Family, the furnace and cased coil pairing is also energy-star rated.
The Bosch IDS Family allows contractors to meet and exceed their customer’s expectations by maintaining comfortable temperatures in their home and being energy efficient.
Before Everything, There’s Bosch.