As the year progresses the following are the top HVAC trends to be on the lookout for. The commercial air conditioning industry continues to face new challenges, from new legislation to political uncertainty, emerging green technologies to the development of new technology, and of course, there’s Brexit. So, what does 2020 have in store for industrial air conditioning and heating and ventilation industries?
2020 is expected to be the year when new, green, and eco-friendly technology starts to grow at a faster rate. This could imply office air conditioning units being fueled by hydrogen or electricity, or innumerable smart inventions under development to offer cleaner solutions.
Innovations being undertaken in the HVAC sector have the potential to be at the frontline of change. As the green sector continues to grow, the HVAC market is expected to have a big role to play in the growth of sustainable energy.
Last year, major advancements were made in the home front that helped shift focus towards smart integration. This saw the release of Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa which helped people change their outlook towards technology.
As systems like Alexa continue to run within homes instead of using separate devices, Nest Thermostats will change the office. The thermostats assist in bringing a new level of usability that is bound to have an increased appeal to office and industrial workers.
Building automation will continue to increase as the year advances. For industries to operate at their most efficient levels, the installation of modern HVAC systems will see management, control, and reporting methodologies becoming automated. The main objective of this new system is to enhance occupant comfort, reduce operating costs, and guarantee better efficiency.
New Technology Means New Training
The introduction of new ventilation technology calls for new training opportunities. Global demand for air conditioning supply units is expected to rise by 6% per year through the year 2020. The rise of the heating and ventilation market means that there is a new demand for skilled employees in industries.
The baby boomer generation is slowly nearing their retirement years, while the millennials aren’t likely to join skilled trades. Industries have, therefore, been forced to re-evaluate how they recruit and train their personnel. As they begin to adapt to the changing times, more companies will have to invest in skills, programs, and employee training.
Air conditioning repair and maintenance experts can use widgets, SEO, and software to connect and interact with different communities in a bid to broaden their market share. SaaS or software as a service refers to customizable software that offices and industries can choose to subscribe to. This is as opposed to having to undergo the costs associated with developing an in-house software application. Further expanding software as a service in 2020 will assist in unlocking new potential for air conditioner designers and manufacturers.
The Brexit Effect
Regardless of how you choose to look at it, the one thing that is certain at the moment is that there’s a lot of uncertainty. Together with new building legislation meant to cater to environmental changes, it’s also expected that external factors will also leave a big imprint.
It doesn’t matter the kind of trade and legislation deals that the political class will settle on, the reality is that leaving the European Union will greatly impact this industry. Being ready to adapt to the new circumstances is the only way HVAC companies will get to explore new markets.