What’s New in HVAC for 2021
The HVAC industry has seen a lot of exciting developments that will benefit both contractors and customers alike. In this short guide, we’ll cover some of the most exciting innovations for 2021 and beyond…
1. Health and Safety
With COVID-19 taking the spotlight this last year, there has been an increased focus on ways HVAC units can be leveraged to potentially reduce the risk of contracting colds and viruses. Improved filtration systems (such as those similar to HEPA filters) are now being employed in households and businesses around the country.
2. Smart Technology
Smart technology has already weaved its way into many aspects of our daily lives. Now, this same technology is making its way into our homes and home systems. Innovations include everything from automation and convenience, to optimizing temperature control and reducing energy costs.
3. Clean and Alternative Energy
DeVAP – Increasing in popularity, DeVAP is short for “Desiccant Enhanced Evaporate”, cooling the air by utilizing a water-cooled honeycomb through which a fan blows air.
Solar and Geothermal – Depending on the area of the country, solar and/or geothermal energy sources are now being leveraged to heat and cool homes and businesses.
4. Inverter Technology
This approach utilizes “inverter technology” to rapidly cool or warm an area and then efficiently maintain that temperature. Not only can this reduce costs, but it can also extend the life of HVAC components and reduce sharp fluctuations in the load placed on the power supply.