Technology is improving and a lot of advancements are being made in all industries. HVAC industry is no exception. The recent trends in HVAC industry are changing the level of home comfort by making more ease for homeowners without even creating any environmental threats. Let's talk in particular about the heating cooling and ventilation trends in 2017 and how they are changing the HVAC industry.

HVAC Trends

- Trend to build eco-friendly appliances

The trend to build eco-friendly appliances has increased more than ever before. It is secondarily because of the harmful effects the older technology HVAC appliances have caused to the environment and primarily because of the awareness among consumers regarding the energy efficient and eco-friendly appliances. It is for this reason that the year 2016 observed a massive change in consumer choices and the same continued for the year 2017. Eco-friendly appliances had more sales compared with non-eco-friendly appliances and this has convinced the manufacturers to stop engineering appliances that are a threat to the environment in one way or the other.

- Government regulations

After the matter had been discussed on international forums several times, governments collectively have shown concern about the environmental threats that the HVAC industry has the potential to cause and thus have become more strict and strategic regarding the HVAC regulations. Earlier, the SEER value for Air Conditioners was 9 SEER which has been increased to 13 SEER in the recent years in almost all of Southern and Northern America. The efficiency rating for Furnace in Northern America is set at 90% while 80% is so far regulated in the southern America. The purpose of these regulations is to reduce energy consumption and also to provide better and more efficient cooling. The regulation benefits consumers and the environment alike by reducing the risk possibilities for both.

- HVAC appliances demand - trend worldwide

Due to an increase in the climate severities, the demand for HVAC appliances has increased worldwide be it for Air Conditioners, Furnaces or other heating, cooling and ventilation appliances. People all over the world are purchasing latest technology appliances to suffice for their HVAC needs and this is, of course, a good news for the HVAC appliance manufacturers. The growth rate of HVAC appliances demand has overall increased that has increased the competition in the HVAC industry as well.

- HVAC Automation Trend - Increased

Life is busier than it was ever before. We have a lot more distractions that we ever had so it is practically not possible to keep oneself so hooked with appliances so as to tune and tackle them constantly. The load of work would make you forget about turning your Air Conditioner off when leaving home, the changing schedules will make it harder for you to schedule Thermostat daily and the list goes on. HVAC industry felt the need to make HVAC appliances more automatic than they were ever before. While the Thermostat had already done half of the job some years ago, more advancements are being made to make HVAC equipment automatic and consequently offering more relief. The latest technology Smart Thermostats are the loop of the same chain. Talking in particular about Smart Thermostats, the HVAC system has been made so automatic through them that for heating and cooling system, multiple schedules can be set for up to 7 days and more. Once set, go worry-free with the wonders of automation.

- Online Connectivity - A leading trend in HVAC

People from the HVAC industry have found the online world a wonderful place to advertise their business and connect with relevant customers and contractors. The recent trends have shown a massive increase in the use of the online forum, SEO strategies and other internet tools by the HVAC servers. In addition to that, use of mobile applications for HVAC appliance search, reviews and product purchases have also been observed.
These were 5 out of many HVAC trends observed in the recent years. We'll be sharing more. Stay tuned!

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