The future of the heating and air conditioning industry is fast approaching and the entire sector is undergoing a fast technological revolution. This makes the future of HVAC technology an essential consideration for all contractors willing to remain one step ahead of the curve and prepare for what’s coming. That’s the only way to ensure you’re prepared for all the advancements and that you’ll be able to supply your clients with the systems they want.
The beginning and the first one hundred years of the development of the heating and air conditioning industry was marked by various mechanical advancements. However, it’s the electronics that are shaping the present and the future of HVAC. Computers are making it possible to advance the heating and cooling like never before. This means that the ensuing 15 years are likely to bring the development of HVAC like never before.
The HVAC industry is aiming to establish improved eco-friendliness, enhanced levels of comfort and improved cost efficiency through implementation of various cutting-edge solutions. It is these solutions that are shaping and will continue the shape of heating and cooling.
The majority of the current technological advancements in the heating and air conditioning sphere will focus on three main aspects – sustainability, automation and smart solutions, as well as detailed data analysis.
It’s essential for you to become familiar with the three staples of the future of heating and air conditioning. This way, you’ll be able to remain in the loop and keep up with everything that’s to come. You’ll be able to keep offering your customers the very solutions they require. Now, let’s explore the three pillars of the future of HVAC.
Environmental impact of existing heating and air conditioning systems is not negligible, making sustainability a major concern across the industry. That’s the main reason why the future of HVAC will have eco-friendliness as its main focus. However, as important as it is, designing and manufacturing sustainable HVAC systems comes with its own set of challenges and caveats.
The main hurdle in wider sustainable-HVAC adoption and development is the higher price of systems for your clients. However, the long-term benefits and savings of such systems is becoming one of their main selling points, slowly making them more desirable to a wider community of users.
Some of the most prominent sustainable technologies for the future include ice-powered AC, smart thermostats, solar-powered HVAC, as well as geothermal heat-pump systems. They’re designed to enhance efficiency, performance, and comfort while retaining a high level of eco-friendliness.
One of the main aspects of future HVAC technologies is complete automation of the entire system. There are different components that make such advancements possible. First, smart thermostats allow your customers to freely adjust their property temperature and other parameters using a smartphone app.
Also, motion-activated HVAC systems further enhance the attempts at complete automation. This system implements different sensors that signal the device when there’s a person present in the area. From there, the HVAC system turns itself on without your client having to touch a single button.
Finally, comprehensive data analysis is also one of the three cornerstones of current and future sustainable heating and air conditioning technologies. Cutting-edge software solutions are capable of monitoring vital system statistics across several vital categories. From there, this software will use that information to enhance system efficiency, performance, and overall sustainability.
Data analysis also serves as a great way for you and your technicians to gather necessary system information and enhance your preventive maintenance and servicing efforts. By clearly identifying potential sources of problems, you get a chance to act and help your clients by preventing larger problems from occurring.