Around the world, more and more HVAC companies are investing in research to providing the industry with green HVAC technology. Recent studies have shown that people are willing to pay more for a system that is energy efficient and environmentally friendly to cut back on rising electricity costs. The entirety of the industry has not taken on these new methods as research is in the initial stages, but it is promising to see how companies are moving toward this type of heating and cooling technology. Here are a few examples:
Thermally Driven Air Conditioning
A company in Australia is utilizing heat to cool homes and businesses. This method takes solar thermal energy and runs it through a double effect chiller to help customers save money in the long run on their electricity costs. The company builds these specialty built panels to reach a certain temperature, and their systems have a natural gas back up in the event that the panels do not reach the required temperature to provide enough cooling. Either way, this saves the consumer money on their costs and is better for the environment.
Energy Analysis Software
This innovative tool allows for HVAC professionals to project the most money saving and energy efficient system for consumers in a given space before the unit is installed. Rather than guessing what type of system will work best for a given space, this software will allow businesses to analyze the space and give the most efficient results. Energy analysis software will give professionals a better way of analyzing which system will best provide a money saving and energy efficient unit to their specific space.
This method isn’t entirely new to the industry, but it has gained popularity as the world is becoming more environmentally friendly. By dividing a home or business into multiple zones, it will allow for better control over where the energy is focusing. Rather than heating and cooling unused rooms, consumers will be able to shut off the energy being sent to that room entirely. It will also save the consumer from heating or cooling rooms that shouldn’t be such as a room that is in direct sunlight or an interior room.
These technologies that are making waves in the HVAC industry are changing the way heating and cooling systems are being used both residentially and commercially. Ultimately, the goal with these innovations is to eliminate some of the waste in the environment as well as the waste in money that consumers are spending on energy costs. As these methods continue to advance, we hope to see other businesses in the industry adopt them to help with the cause.