When you think about the HVAC industry, you should think about one thing: innovation. There are constant changes and innovations happening within the industry that are super interesting and have big impacts on society. If you think about it, central air conditioning systems have not been the norm of the world until the past few decades. Air conditioning was only reserved for a privileged few number of people before it was made common throughout most of the developed world.
So, what trends are going to be shaping the future of the HVAC industry in the coming years? We’re going to go through some of these trends in the following article. So, settle down and get ready to learn some more about this ever-changing industry.
You can think of the environment as one of those factors that influences absolutely every industry out there. And the HVAC industry is no exception to that rule. The environmental changes our world is undergoing today is going to have huge implications on the HVAC industry in the short and long term. When it comes to the new technologies that will impact the HVAC industry, these are going to be energy efficient and will save tons of energy based on climate change policies set out by governments. That means that energy will be on the minds of every single HVAC manufacturer out there when they are coming out with new models.
When it comes to the HVAC industry, the future is also smart and easy-to-control. Homeowners don’t just want to have an HVAC running in their homes on its own. They want to be able to control it with smart thermostats and a host of other technologies. Homeowners want an easy-to-control system that will learn from their everyday use and take over for them whenever necessary.
This also includes the burgeoning use of our smartphones to control our thermostats back at home. Technology has come so far that homeowners can control every aspect of their home from a click of a button on their smartphone and HVACs are definitely no exception to that rule.
DEVap Air Conditioning
Next up, we have a trend that’s going to have a huge effect on the amount of air conditioning we use. The development of the DEVap air conditioning unit (desiccant-enhanced evaporative air conditioning unit) is said to reduce the energy usage of HVACs by 40 to 90 percent. Right now, most of this technology is only used for commercial purposes, but as we have seen in the past, this technology will quickly make its way into our homes, saving us tons on our energy bills.
Zero Energy Buildings
Many companies are now looking at building zero energy buildings. This means these buildings are going to create energy for the communities around them, rather than consume large amounts of energy to power their lights and electronics. For example, some of this power is going to be created by geothermal heating, solar powered systems, and white roofing. This is going to have a lot of impacts on the usage of HVAC systems and how companies start using more systems that are super energy efficient.
Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
These types of systems are absolutely going to be the future of HVAC systems. VRF systems (as they are known) use an outside condensing coil that’s connected to fan coil units in the home or building. Every part of this system is able to be controlled individually, allowing for tons of energy saving whenever you need it. This is going to keep the HVAC industry on their toes as this technology begins to spread around the world.
All of these trends are going to have major implications on the future of the HVAC industry, so if you are a part of the industry, these are things to definitely keep in mind.