HVAC Trends to Look for in 2021

Expansion of the Smart Home

As the New Year has arrived, let’s take the time to think about what new HVAC technologies and trends we can expect to see in 2021.

Expansion of the Smart Home

The term “smart home” might have gotten some chuckles 10 or 15 years ago but now these days, more and more homes are becoming smart. You might have elements of smart technology in your and not even realize it. Smart homes mean there are electronic devices such as Wi-Fi thermostats, smart speakers, light bulbs, appliances, and other items throughout your home that can be controlled wirelessly, through voice commands, or digitally. And as some smart home tech was a novelty at first, many now rely on its use and features for optimal control and comfort in their homes. We will continue to see more technology in the next few years when it comes to HVAC systems.

Green Homes

Homeowners are becoming increasingly conscious of green and eco-friendly practices. In conjunction with smart technology, there are ways in which you can make your home green. Starting with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technology, there are many ways to cut down on energy waste such as programming temperature and climate settings and choose to upgrade to more efficient HVAC units. Being mindful of energy spend is just one-way homeowners can create a green living environment.

Air Quality

In addition to cutting down on energy waste and pollution, many people are being highly aware of the pollution in their own homes. Air quality has become an increasing worry for many homeowners. Studies show that the air inside the home has the potential to be two to five times worse than the air outdoors. And especially during these times with many Americans working from home, we will see a bigger focus on indoor air quality in the year to come.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

No, we’re not talking about virtual video games. As technology and equipment has advanced in the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality, it has opened up more possibilities for the HVAC industry. For example, engineers and manufacturers can use VR and AR technology to simulate and visualize HVAC systems and ductwork and it can also allow them to see models in 3D, rather than on a page or on a screen. It’s also being used in product demonstrations, sales calls, training opportunities, and more.

We’re excited to see what the future holds for the HVAC industry!

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