The HVAC industry is constantly changing in regards to consumer priorities, government regulations, and new technology. Since a large portion of energy usage of commercial businesses in Melbourne, Florida, is consumed by HVAC systems, it’s important to keep up to date on current trends.
Current trends are geared toward saving energy and costs and reducing the environmental impact caused by HVAC. Let’s take a look at three of the current commercial HVAC trends.
Everyone is in search of eco-friendly solutions. We are seeing HVAC trends that include more environmentally-friendly HVAC systems, such as geothermal heating and cooling and solar panels to reduce energy consumption.
Looking ahead, we can expect designs to include the ability to seamlessly switch between energy sources such as gas and solar to further reduce energy costs.
Ductless HVAC Systems
More and more, larger commercial buildings are starting to use ductless HVAC systems due to their ease of installation, automatic redundancy, and lack of air ducts. According to Energy Star, as much as 30 percent of heating and cooling costs can be saved with a ductless system.
Additionally, with a ductless system, when one unit malfunctions, only one area is affected, the rest of the units remain operational.
Smart HVAC Designs
One of the latest HVAC trends is for systems to contain more sensors and be able to talk to one another. For example, occupancy sensors can be set up to control the lights, humidity levels, and indoor temperature.
Smarter systems will soon be able to monitor the temperature outside, the humidity level, and the position and brightness of the sun. This means that if part of your building is in direct sunlight, your HVAC system will automatically realize that it should supply more cool air to that part during the summer and less heat during the winter, taking into consideration the warmer temperature due to the sun.
To discuss your commercial HVAC needs and learn more about HVAC trends, contact Coastal Climate Experts at 321-274-9165 and speak to a member of our team.
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