The HVAC industry is constantly changing. Heading into the future, engineers continue to look at ways to develop products and equipment that lower heating and cooling consumption while creating a green and more environmentally friendly process.
The HVAC technicians at Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning are highly trained professionals who receive ongoing training on new makes and models or HVAC equipment to stay on the cutting edge of the constantly changing industry. We’re extremely excited about the advancements that have been made in the HVAC industry and market in recent years!
In 2021, there are many innovations and solutions steering the heating and cooling industry that can impact you as the consumer. The technicians at Thiele rounded up their favorite HVAC industry trends for you to consider when it comes time to improve or replace your current HVAC system.
Pushing Energy Efficiency to the Forefront
Increasingly, there is a focus on efficiency in the heating and air conditioning industry and market. Everything from high-efficiency equipment and products to limiting heat loss, technicians are looking for new tools and technology innovations and solutions to reduce waste. Now that these heating and air conditioning alternatives are available more widely, consumers are able to reap many of the cost-saving benefits associated with these options. The majority of 2021 HVAC trends can be traced back to efficiency for both the technicians’ and consumers’ benefit.
1. Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Eco-friendly HVAC systems are in demand, and when it comes to running heating and air conditioning systems more efficiently, geothermal systems are the clear-cut favorite. According to Energy.gov, eco-friendly HVAC systems are as much as 65% more efficient than traditional HVAC systems. Although they are several times more expensive to buy than other HVAC systems, homeowners can make up those costs in less than 10 years with the sustainable energy savings they’ll recoup.
Geothermal systems use the Earth’s natural heat energy as a resource for heating and air conditioning. The energy used by geothermal units is sustainable and very effective. A geothermal heat pump uses a network of fluid-filled pipes buried underground called the ground look. By using these systems, you’ll be able to take advantage of thermodynamics to naturally heat the home.
Some of the benefits of geothermal HVAC systems include:
- Quieter than traditional HVAC systems
- More eco-friendly
- Covered under warranty
- Improved comfort
- More affordable to operate
2. Smart HVAC Systems
HVAC manufacturers are beginning to use the Internet of Things to embed sensors and other technologies into heating and cooling equipment to monitor and collect data regarding the system’s performance and condition. The possibilities are endless. It may not be long until your furnace, for example, can communicate with you about needed repairs or maintenance.
Encompassing IoT HVAC technology into HVAC systems can improve efficiency, increase comfort, provide real-time monitoring of the systems, and conduct predictive maintenance. Your smart HVAC system will be able to manage and control temperature and humidity levels through the use of seniors.
3. Data-Focused Decisions
Rather than trusting instincts, heating and cooling specialists can now use real metrics and data to make decisions. When you use new technologies, HVAC technicians will be able to tailor their service to your specific system and situation. These new technologies are great news for those who live in severe climates or have special requests.
4. Smart Thermostats
Although they’ve been around for several years, smart thermostats are making their way into the mainstream. If you’re unfamiliar with the HVAC technology, a smart thermostat is a device that connects to Wi-Fi so you can automatically connect to your HVAC system to adjust the temperature to heat and cool your home, even when you’re away from home. This real-time adjustment helps increase energy efficiency and lower the amount of energy consumption in the home, contributing to your overall energy savings.
5. Zoned Heating & Air
Zoned HVAC systems are gaining popularity for their efficiency and money-saving potential. The premise of zoned heating and cooling is that little-used rooms in your home will not take up precious energy just to reach your selected temperature. While zoned HVACs can be highly sophisticated, they can still be installed in a traditional HVAC system to meet your specific needs and control the temperature as needed. According to HVAC.com, traditional zoning methods can save homeowners 33% on annual energy usage. Lowering your home’s energy consumption can show great benefits to your overall savings on your energy bill.
6. Ductless Systems
Ductless HVAC systems have also been around for a while in Asia and Europe, but they’re quickly gaining in popularity in the United States. And for good reason! Upgrading older homes and businesses with ductwork comes with unique challenges and a hefty price tag.
Ductless mini-split systems consist of an outdoor condenser and indoor air-handling units. They are easy to install, efficient, and distribute conditioned air more evenly across your home than traditional systems. You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by not having ducts installed across your home. Contact Thiele about the installation of a ductless HVAC system today.
Contact Thiele for HVAC Installation Services
Thiele is excited to utilize the newest and greatest HVAC trends and technology innovations. Curious about your heating air conditioning, and indoor air quality options this year? Wondering how we can utilize new HVAC technology at your next service appointment? Contact an experienced technician from Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning today for a consultation.