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Top 3 Trends That Will Determine the Future of the Commercial HVAC Industry

By Michael Rosario, Construction Tech Review | Wednesday, January 06, 2021

As technologies and innovations shaping the world, new exciting HVAC industry trends make our home more convenient, comfortable, and efficient.

FREMONT, CAThe Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved to be a part of every facet of lives, and now it is affecting the way businesses is carried out. IoT is enabling companies to become more flexible. This is possible because of online platforms and interconnectivity like it was never seen before. It is rapidly revolutionizing all the industries, including commercial HVAC. Thus, companies or manufacturers of HVAC equipment need to keep up with this ever-evolving landscape.

Here are three emerging trends that are reshaping the future of commercial HVAC.

Top 10 HVAC Consulting/Service Companies - 2020Eco-Friendly HVAC Systems Are in Demand

Green initiatives have emerged to be a business today. People are looking to save money; therefore, there’s an uptick in the trend for environmentally-friendly HVAC units, which comprises the use of solar panels and wind turbines to reduce the energy costs.

The utilization of geothermal heating and cooling methods is also on the rise, which eradicates the need for petroleum-based electricity. Instead, these heat pumps utilize the ground and water sources, like ponds, to generate energy in order to heat and cool the buildings. Some buildings incorporate a mixture of gas and solar, enabling the owners to switch between the two seamlessly to control power costs. There are already thermally-driven ACs in development.

“Smart” HVAC Technologies Designed for Automation

Technology is the main driver of many HVAC trends because it is accessible and a lot smarter. Today the HVAC designs contractors can implement come with sensors that “talk” to one another. What this indicates is that buildings have numerous systems that communicate. For instance, occupancy sensors manage the interior temperature and humidity levels, together with the lighting. Additionally, these systems can also track the conditions outdoors, like temperature, humidity, brightness, and position of the sun. 

HVAC Systems Are Going Ductless

Revamping the older buildings with air conditioning is an impossible task, especially if there is a lack of space to install ductwork. For such buildings that do have space, the expense of these updates can be a bit higher for customers. The workaround on both ends is a ductless heating and cooling units.

The compact units can be installed virtually anywhere, without duct installations. Ductless HVAC units are the perfect solution for modern infrastructures that are dealing with holes and gaps in ductwork that cause air leaks. Rather than paying for pricey replacements, they can opt to go with ductless HVAC systems.

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