The heating and air conditioning field is one of the fastest evolving industries. One of the reasons for this lies in the fact that HVAC systems are starting to implement more and more smart solutions owing to major technological advances in other industries. It’s no longer rare to discuss smart thermostats and even entire smart and automated heating and cooling systems. It seems like no new technology is interesting unless it’s smart in any way.
Another reason for both the rapid development and breakthroughs in the HVAC field is enhanced client comfort. Your customers want maximum convenience and exceptional performance without having to invest too much thought and energy into system operations. They also want improved energy efficiency as one of the prerequisites for upgrading their systems. It’s no surprise that upcoming trends focus on a combination of these aspects.
What Are The Most Interesting HVAC Trends For 2022?
The HVAC industry is undoubtedly in the middle of a serious growth spurt. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has an 8% projected increase in job openings for heating and cooling technicians by the year 2030. Technicians, units, parts, and companies are in high demand, which is probably why we’re witnessing so much innovation in the field.
As we’re seeing the imminent expansion of an already imposing industry, our focus shifts to all the advancements we are to expect in this and the following years. Energy efficiency remains an important consideration, and so does client comfort and convenience. Let’s see how the HVAC industry plans to rise to the occasion in 2022:
Greater Implementation Of Digital Zoning
Programmable thermostats and systems that utilize them are gaining even more popularity in 2022. Systems that make good use of these technologies are designed to save money and energy by turning down cooling and heating in those spaces that your clients don’t use as frequently. The several degree difference transforms into significant savings, which is one of the main reasons this technology is very interesting to both residential and commercial clients.
Geothermal heating and air conditioning systems are also undergoing a substantial boom in popularity over the recent years, which is a trend that’s only going to continue in this and the following years. A geothermal HVAC unit uses Earth’s heating energy and provides both an effective and a sustainable heating and cooling system. In fact, it’s as much as 65% more efficient than other traditional solutions, making geothermal HVAC a true system for the future.
Air Conditioners Made Using 3D Printing
This is one of the more unexpected ways in which technology combines with the HVAC industry. 3D-printed air conditioning units are a reality made more present with the invention of a 3D porous block that absorbs humidity while using evaporation to cool the air. Another big benefit of air conditioners manufactured with 3D printing is low production costs, as well as good reliability and longevity. This is certainly the one to look out for in 2022.
Smart thermostats are only expected to get more and more advanced both in 2022 as well as all the years to come. One of the technological breakthroughs involves Wi-Fi-connected thermostats. Another is Nest thermostats, devices that learn your client’s patterns of behavior and adjust the heating and cooling in different zones around the property accordingly and automatically.
The Internet of Things is not going anywhere, and it’s going to become even more present in the heating and air conditioning industry. It allows for easy data collection and equipment status monitoring, which is a trend only expected to increase in the future. These systems can remind your clients of the need for repairs or maintenance, making them very appealing.