The increasing focus on energy efficiency and new technologies are already reshaping the heating and air conditioning industry. HVAC professionals are looking to develop highly efficient equipment and products that embrace a future of limited heat loss, reduced waste, and a greener environment. As the development of improved innovations to monitor energy usage emerges, the new HVAC technology trends form the advancement that benefits both the manufacturers and the consumers.
Here are some of the most prominent HVAC technology trends:
Automated HVAC Technologies
As technology becomes more accessible and smarter, designing and automating HVAC systems with sensors is an innovation.
Technicians can implement sensors to track outdoor conditions such as temperature, brightness, humidity, or sun position that make automated changes to the system. For instance, when sunlight hits directly on one part of the building, the system can blow more AC in the summer and less heat during winter. An automated system improves convenience with efficient energy-saving capabilities.
Ductless HVAC Systems
It can be difficult for property management companies to update their older buildings by installing air conditioning, especially if the initial building plan doesn’t include ductwork space.
Forcing these updates demands high expenses for customers. Hence, the introduction of ductless heating and cooling units. Rather than paying for expensive replacements, these compact units fit almost anywhere without needing duct installations. Modern infrastructures with existing issues, such as holes and gaps in ductwork, can rely on ductless HVAC units to prevent air leaks.
As technology remains at the forefront of most HVAC technology trends, several architects and contractors are designing buildings with the thought of going green. Smart homes with smart meters, sensors, and thermostats help reduce power costs. But these advancements go beyond the basics. The robust Wi-Fi-connected software gives access to building owners who can now control and monitor their temperature, humidity, and airflow right from their smartphones, tablets, or desktop.
Enhanced Data collection
Over time, the software-enabled HVAC system compiles data. It uses this information to build reports that identify system status, usage trends, and past performance, which the property managers, maintenance techs, and landlords use for preventive maintenance. If a malfunction occurs, it can self-diagnose and enable HVAC techs to find the faulty components or source parts for quicker repairs and simplify the process.
Seamless Customer Experience
Customers expect technicians to adopt various software tools and platforms for easy booking or payments. Employing tech-savvy services in setting invoices, making estimations, managing routes, and other communications tend to ensure accuracy and encourage consistent patronage from most customers.
Software to Improve Operations
Within the business operation, where task management and resource allocation are crucial, there are mobile apps to ensure the work order is readily available in one place. Some efficient online project management tools that create checklists and assign tasks to workers include Google Suites and Trello. Implementing the available mobile apps ensures the clients are cared for and operational accountability is maintained.
While these HVAC technology trends may sound challenging to follow, HVAC professionals are already adopting these transformations and can attest to their effects on improving tech support, customer service, and sales.
Motili continues to respond to changing trends in the single-family HVAC market by providing both reactive repairs, new installations and ongoing proactive and preventative maintenance HVAC services to single-family homes, as well as multi-family and commercial properties. Motili offers its clients cutting-edge technology and energy-efficient equipment, along with outstanding customer service.