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October 26, 2020

Green Trends to Watch Out for in HVAC

green trendsThe HVAC services market was worth more than $7.1 billion in 2019. This number will double by 2025. The rise of new technologies, such as automation and smart controls, is shaping this industry.

Consumers from all around the world are going green.

Their preference for energy-efficient appliances has a direct impact on the HVAC services market. Heat recovery ventilation systems, for instance, reduce the cooling and heating demands of buildings by “recycling” stale air.

These green trends can significantly lower your utility bills while increasing the life of your heating system. The cost savings are even greater for commercial buildings.

Solar-Powered HVAC Systems

Solar energy has been used in agriculture, horticulture, and building design for decades. Its integration into the HVAC refrigeration cycle is relatively new, but it’s becoming more and more popular each year.

Consumers who switch to a solar-powered HVAC system can reduce energy consumption by 30 to 65%. This technology decreases greenhouse emissions and works with most heating and cooling systems.

Need one more reason to embrace this trend? If you do so, you may qualify for federal tax credits. Plus, you’ll maintain optimal thermal comfort in your home or office building year-round.

Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems have been used in Japan since the ’80. Although they’re more expensive compared to traditional AC systems, they could save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

This technology utilizes R-410A refrigerant and allows for individual temperature control, zoning capabilities, and speed modulation. Additionally, it’s 30% more efficient than conventional heating and cooling systems. No ductwork is required.

With VRF, consumers can customize the temperature settings for both cooling and heating. Compared to older HVAC technologies, these systems are more compact and produce less noise. This makes them ideal for residential and commercial users alike.

Increased Automation

The rise of automation is shaping all industries, from marketing and IT to HVAC. Programmable thermostats, for example, enable users to automate temperature monitoring.

More advanced HVAC systems can be used along with smart home controllers and building management systems. Some can even detect and fix technical issues without human intervention. This technology allows users to operate their heating and cooling units remotely.

Ice-powered AC units, zoned systems, and energy analysis software programs are all emerging trends you should keep an eye on. The same goes for DEVap, a new technology that benefits the environment — and your wallet.

Keep Up with the Latest Green Trends in HVAC

The world is changing at lightning speed due to the advancements in technology. Green trends, such as the rise of automation, are disrupting all industries, including HVAC.

These new technologies can significantly reduce energy usage while improving air quality. They benefit both consumers and the environment, leading to major cost savings. Try them yourself — the rewards are immediate.

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