Are you looking for the right HVAC system for you? Sure, you can turn them on for heat during winters, but they are a lot more efficient than before. Additionally, the way you use HVAC is going to change too. Here are three ways HVAC engineering will change in the next few years.
1. HVAC Engineering Going Green
Using HVAC in commercial buildings and residential homes can now be energy saving and cost-effective.
Before, HVAC relied on refrigerants to provide cooling at a large scale. The problem was that these refrigerants contained the two main CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) such as R11 and R12, used in the industry for decades.
However, new studies show that using CFC affects the environment negatively, especially it was showed to be the cause of the depletion of the ozone layer.
Due to this, the Montreal Protocol (1987) new guidelines, which was adopted by the worldwide CFC was replaced with HFC (Hydrofluorocarbon).
Now, zero-energy buildings are becoming the vogue among industrial owners as well as residents. The developing pattern has expanded the interest for geothermal warming and cooling, solar-controlled frameworks, and white-washing of the roof which helps the HVAC system to work efficiently.
2. HVAC Engineers Installing Proper Ventilation Systems
V in the HVAC stands for ventilation, which helps get a healthy environment indoors.
The aim, with HVAC engineering, is to provide high-quality indoor air at all times. To do that, HVAC engineering experts design systems that circulate fresh air throughout the building even in extreme conditions like snow. A proper ventilation system through HVAC engineering can help to:
- Get rid of the dust present inside
- Remove unwanted moisture, bad odour
- Get the right amount of outside air.
HVAC engineers can look to deliver neutral to cold air depending on the climate and client’s requirement.
These ventilation systems also are used in ships, aeroplanes, and submarines which makes it possible for people to explore places that were inaccessible.
The international organizations such as ASHRAE and HARDI has laid down rules and regulations regarding IAQ(Indoor Air Quality). It states that indoor air should provide a healthy living environment.
3. Converting your home into a smart home
It’s the age of the Internet of Things today. Your home wouldn’t be the same in a few years. You Creating self-sufficient and energy-efficient houses is a challenge when it comes to HVAC engineering. It‘s why you have CAE technology experts designing the perfect HVAC system for the house. Companies are also joining hands with the owners to create systems which will run on renewable resources and using less energy.
You can already turn your HVAC on and off as you need –even automatically – if you have a smart house.
The Nest Learning Thermostat, for instance, which has been proven to decrease your bill by 12 to 15%. It is self-learning, and a Wi-FI enabled tool automatically adjusting the temperature according to the building need to optimize the energy savings.
Similarly, there are efforts to create smart homes that can survive natural disasters such as flood, hurricane, and even an earthquake. These smart buildings will have the ability to survive power outages, and move on with their normal functionality. If you’re looking for more ideas on how to get home or office building up to date, contact one of our HVAC engineers to help get you on the right path.