The world of HVAC systems has come a very long way since Willis Haviland Carrier invented the first air-conditioning unit in 1902. Newer innovations and technologies are introduced every year, paving the path for more effective and efficient systems.
One of the most significant reasons for the technological push, especially toward making the systems more efficient, is the worsening weather condition due to global warming. But with that being said, what should you expect from the HVAC industry in 2023? Here are the top HVAC trends expected to rule the industry in the upcoming year.
Prolonged usage of HVAC systems also has a profound impact on energy bills. As a result, homeowners are steadily shifting to innovative and smarter HVAC solutions. For instance, the sales of smart thermostats are consistently rising in the US.
Many of these units learn from user preferences to make automatic temperature adjustments. In the longer run, such smart HVAC solutions could offer considerable energy savings. In 2023, innovative solutions like smart thermostats are only expected to grow in popularity.
Digital zoning takes the benefit of using smart thermostats a significant step further. These systems utilize these modern thermostats across various zones of a home or entire building. So, for instance, the basement of your home could be maintained at a different temperature than the living room or bedroom.
Moreover, such systems can also automatically adjust the temperature based on the time of the day or even seasons. This customizable approach can enhance your comfort level while also reducing power consumption.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2 (SEER 2), which will come into effect in 2023. It is a new testing standard to offer customers more accurate information about their HVAC system’s efficiency.
Similarly, from January 1, 2023, newer systems will use the new R-454B refrigerant, which is potentially more environment-friendly. While these changes do not impact existing systems, newer systems should adhere to these changes.
A significant issue when installing HVAC systems, especially in older buildings, was the lack of air ducts. But not anymore! You can now find ductless HVAC systems, also known as mini-splits, that don’t need connective ductwork to function.
These systems use an outdoor compressor or condenser, which is connected to the air unit with copper wires and pipes. Moreover, many of these modern ductless systems are available in concealed mount and ceiling cassette designs to optimize space usage.
Rather than trusting their instincts, facility or building managers can rely on real data and metrics for informed decision-making. Internet of Things (IoT) technology has a vital role in making this possible.
By installing smart thermostats, sensors, and meters that can collect and compile data, the control over HVAC operations can be revolutionized. From checking system status to identifying usage trends, these IoT-powered components can prove highly valuable. Moreover, they also make malfunction detection and preventive maintenance more efficient and faster.
As can be seen, the HVAC industry is going through a technological disruption with a higher emphasis on efficiency and performance. Consumers should upgrade to these new systems, technologies, and solutions to reduce their energy bills and help the environment.
Contact Beeson Mechanical Service today at 317-535-9338 to upgrade to the latest HVAC solutions and benefit from their innovative features and technologies.