HVAC technology has been advancing at an exciting rate over the past few years, and by the look of things, it seems the trend is sure to continue. What are some of the improvements and changes that we’re likely to see in the next few years? Here’s a brief look into the future of HVAC.
Large Improvements in Energy Efficiency
The HVAC industry is going green. That’s due to consumers being more energy-conscious and the introduction of government regulations aimed at increasing energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. Manufacturers will develop new products that will be more environmentally friendly and have higher efficiencies to meet the new federal, state, and local regulations.
Regulations such as the phasing out of the ozone-depleting R22 refrigerant will also increase the demand for and sales of new HVAC equipment. Future HVAC technologies that will allow for better measurement of building environments, such as big data analytics, will also enable more efficient heating and cooling systems to be installed.
Automation Through Smart Technology
Many players in the HVAC industry are starting to automate sales and service processes in a bid to reduce spending on customer acquisition and maintain competitive prices. Automation and smart technology are expected to continue transforming how HVAC companies do business in the upcoming years.
Thanks to the development of mobile solutions, potential customers will be looking to meet their HVAC needs through devices like smartphones and tablets. As the HVAC industry keeps developing innovative solutions for residential and commercial buildings, consumers will increasingly use mobile technologies to request HVAC services such as scheduling preventive maintenance, repair, or installation.
Improved Ventilation Solutions
With more focus being placed on sealing homes tightly to enhance efficiency, there’s an urgent need for the right ventilation systems to fight stuffiness and the higher levels of indoor air pollutants. Industry experts expect changes to ventilation systems to improve energy efficiency as well as indoor air quality. Some of the anticipated improvements include the addition of sensor-driven, electronically commutated motors (ECM) and air filters with higher MERV values.
The developments that are expected to shape the future of HVAC will lead to greater comfort, efficiency, and sustainability. As we wait for these exciting innovations, you can contact us at CCAC to take care of your current HVAC system or educate you on the most up-to-date heating and cooling options available to you in the Coastal Bend area.