- February 1, 2019
- Posted by: Gareth Whalley
- Category: Latest News & Blog
The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry is constantly changing with the advent of new technology, consumer priorities and government regulations. Given that HVAC represents a significant portion of the overall energy usage of commercial premises, it is important to keep up to speed on current trends and technology.
Current trends are geared toward reducing energy consumption, costs and environmental impact to make cooling and heating your building more efficient, affordable and environmentally friendly. Here we will take a look at the top commercial HVAC trends and technology in 2019.
With “smart” homes and offices on the rise, there is an increasing trend within the HVAC industry to leverage this technology in order to create more efficient and user-friendly products and services. New systems and appliances are wireless ready and equipped with internet-based controls, sensors and self-diagnostic capabilities. These HVAC systems can be controlled using a laptop or mobile device from off-premises. Furthermore, enhanced sensors within the system can help regulate efficient usage by determining when and where it is needed within a building. Systems are also able to perform self-diagnostic checks and provide users with alerts when in need of a service check, some are even able to schedule service appointments automatically.
An increase in legislative targets centred around energy usage and reduced carbon emissions have resulted in a continued trend towards more efficient HVAC products and systems as well as the incorporation of renewable technologies.
This trend is bolstered by significant government investment to support the development of low-carbon technologies and improve energy efficiency in homes and commercial premises around the country.
Green Building & Sustainable Design
In line with the broader trend towards greater energy efficiency is the emphasis on “Green Building”. Sustainability is becoming a priority in new building design and a building’s HVAC system accounts for a large proportion of energy usage. Whether it’s through the incorporation of HVAC systems with alternative power sources, or reimagined approaches to ventilation; heating, ventilation and air conditioning play a central role in the success of efforts towards more environmentally friendly construction.