The 5 “Coolest” HVAC Trends of 2021
With each passing year, the HVAC industry sees exciting new developments which we love to leverage for our clients to perfect the environments they live, work, and play in. In 2021, there are several exciting commercial HVAC trends on the rise, and we’re sharing the top five that every building owner should know about.
One of the biggest trends for 2021 in the HVAC industry is green energy. While green energy services have been on the rise for years, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, many people saw drastic rises in their HVAC bills while spending more time at home. Because of this, it’s expected that green energy will be at the forefront of the HVAC industry across the board as business owners, too, look to keep operational costs down while benefiting the environment.
What Does Green Energy Look Like?
Green energy can refer to heating that’s fueled by electricity or hydrogen, or energy that utilizes smart tools to provide cleaner solutions overall.
Ductless mini-split systems are another big trend in the HVAC industry for 2021. These systems consist of an outdoor condenser, as well as an indoor air-handling unit. They’re easy to install, efficient, and distribute conditioned air more evenly than traditional HVAC systems.
Variable Refrigerant Flow
Variable refrigerant flow is another trend on the rise for 2021. This method allows you to install multiple zones in an office, which means you can have heat and cooling running simultaneously. When you use this system to have one area heating and one area cooling, for example, hot air will be taken from one area, and transformed into cool air in the other!
Zoned Heating and Air
Zoned heating and air has been at the forefront of the HVAC industry over the past year as office buildings have been less populated and business owners have become more interested in minimizing HVAC costs when people haven’t been inhabiting their buildings.
With zoned heating and air, rarely used rooms don’t take up precious energy just to reach a selected temperature. The use of zoned heating and air can be highly sophisticated, but it can also be installed in a traditional HVAC system to meet your specific needs and control the temperature as needed to create the perfect environment.
As with many other industries, HVAC manufacturers are beginning to use the Internet of Things to embed sensors and other technologies into heating and cooling equipment. This allows for the equipment to monitor and collect data regarding systems’ performance and condition, which ensures that equipment is always working optimally.
At Air Stream, we recommend Smart Building Controls to clients looking to leverage smart technologies to integrate and automate all aspects of building management. Smart Building Controls are the future of your building operation, but you can take advantage of this technology now in order to perfect your environment, improve energy efficiency, and reduce operational costs.
Benefits of Smart Building Controls
Control building features with like lights and window shades with the click of a mouse and maintain consistent indoor temperatures no matter the weather conditions.
Save on energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint to feel better about how your building affects the environment.
Satisfied Employees and Tenants
Ensure employees and tenants are comfortable in the environment they work in, allowing them to be more productive while reaping the benefits of smart customization.
Get a comprehensive view of all building data, monitor and control usage levels, review reports, and manage permissions…all from a single screen.
Let Air Stream Perfect Your Environment This Year
Whether you’re looking to make your system more energy-efficient, you’d like to cut costs, or you’re ready to take advantage of the smartest HVAC technology available for your heating and air system this year, Air Stream has the knowledge and experience with the latest HVAC technology to make it happen. For more information, please fill out our New Client Inquiry form, and a service manager will be in touch shortly!