While it may not seem to homeowners like there are many changes in the world of HVAC, really the industry has undergone substantial shifts in recent years. New technologies have enabled new solutions for homeowners to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature while using less energy. If you haven’t been paying much attention to these changes, some of the HVAC industry trends for 2022 are bound to surprise you. Here’s what you need to know.
Quality Air Purifiers
It is no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has driven greater awareness about airborne pathogens and how people can keep the air in their homes and workplaces cleaner. Quality air purifiers are an efficient way to lower the viral load in your air. In your home, it is unlikely you will be able to create “clean room” conditions like those in the hospital. However, you can still use air purifiers to remove some viruses, bacteria, mold spores, allergens, and other contaminants from the air. This can help reduce the odds that viral infections spread in your household.
Smart Thermostats and Zones
While smart thermostats have been around for a few years, we expect that they will be even more popular in 2022. Those who are working from home typically want more precise control over the temperature of their workspace, but don’t want to waste energy heating or cooling spaces that they aren’t currently in. Zone heating and cooling is a smart solution, especially when paired with smart thermostats. They can give you much more control over specific rooms in your home.
Want to learn more about the latest HVAC trends? Contact our team at Cedarwood ClimateCare today.
HRV and ERV Systems
Ventilation is another critical component of HVAC systems. HRV, or heat recovery ventilators, are a new option that homeowners are increasingly using to add more ventilation to their home without undermining its efficiency. An HRV vents out stale air from your home, but when it does, it first draws the heat out of that air. Then, it uses that heat on the fresh air that it draws in from outside. As a result, your home loses very little heat and had much fresher air.
There are also energy recovery ventilators (ERV) systems, which do the same as HRVs except with humidity. This can be useful if you are in a very low or very high humidity location.
Air Source Heat Pumps Heating and Cooling
Did you know that you can use an air source heat pump to both heat and cool your home? In our climate, air source heat pump system may need some support in the winter in order to ensure that your home is at the exact temperature you want. However, they are still a great option for your home. They ensure that your furnace runs less, or they enable you to get a smaller furnace. In the summer, they provide great cooling while using very little energy.
If you are interested in learning more about new trends in HVAC and how they can benefit you, give our team at Cedarwood ClimateCare a call today.