As our understanding of technology and energy efficiency grows each year, the HVAC industry adjusts to these changes with new trends. Due to the increasingly harsh seasons we’ve been experiencing recently, the HVAC industry is finding that increased efficiency is more important than ever. Let’s take a look at the other top HVAC trends of 2023.
HVAC Statistics You Should Know
Before we get into further discussion of the current trends, here are some HVAC-related statistics you should know.
- According to the U.S. Department of Energy, regularly cleaning and replacing filters in your air conditioner can reduce power consumption from anywhere between 5 and 15%.
- Beginning in 2023, new residential central air conditioning and air source heat pump systems in the United States need to meet energy efficiency guidelines.
- Research done by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that improper HVAC installation could increase the household’s energy use by 30%.
- The average cost of an HVAC installation is $8,000, and this price includes the cost of parts and labor. Fortunately, many companies can provide you with financing options.
Top HVAC Trends of 2023
Overall, smart HVAC technology seems to be the biggest part of this year’s HVAC trends. This is due to the increasing demand in air conditioning in particular. The increased use in air conditioning is also leading to an increased electricity consumption. Therefore, the market is shifting towards using smart technology as a way to increase efficiency.
Smart HVAC Systems
To understand how smart technology will advance for the HVAC world, it is helpful to know how smart technology works. Many of the smart technology trends that we’re seeing in the HVAC industry involve the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are connected to the internet, and how they all collect and share data. The data that has been collected is mostly what is changing the HVAC world right now.
For example, IoT will connect the smart HVAC system in your home to a network that will allow remote monitoring and control. With this monitoring, you can see the temperature, humidity levels, and your system performance levels. Homeowners can even be sent alerts about when their systems are in need for a repair or routine maintenance check.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps most certainly aren’t new, but they have yet to really boom in the industry. There are a few reasons for this, including the higher skill level they require for installation, as well as higher cost. Geothermal heat pumps are considered to be a more eco-friendly and energy efficient option, since they use the earth’s natural heat to warm or cool a home.
Ductless systems have quite a few benefits compared to their counterparts that have ducts. These systems often provide heating and cooling with one unit, which means that homeowners only need to pay for one unit rather than multiple. They can also heat/cool specific areas, or zones, which is more energy efficient.
You may also already be familiar with the drawbacks of having ducts with your system, especially expensive air leaks. This is no longer a concern when you have a ductless system.
If you have been keeping up with the Internet or news at all, you’d know that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being implemented in just about every sector, and HVAC is no exception. The HVAC industry could benefit from AI by using algorithms and sensors to operate the unit. This will allow even more precise control from homeowners. And with learning algorithms, it could even control the environment to your liking without your interference.
The HVAC industry will be going through some exciting changes in the next few years as our understanding of technology grows. Between energy and cost efficiency, there are many benefits that consumers will notice with these new HVAC trends. What do you think of these trends? We’d love to hear from you below!