Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is a technology used to provide environmental comfort in indoor and vehicular applications. HVAC plays a significant role in residential, industrial, and office buildings as well as automobiles, aircrafts, and industrial machines. As the world is focusing on improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, manufacturers are focusing on increasing the overall efficiency of a building or a vehicle. Manufacturers, construction business owners, and integrators are experimenting to find better ways to reduce energy waste. New regulation standards are responsible for the design considerations during the construction phase of HVAC for particular application.
The design of air conditioning system is greatly impacted by changing regulations, as reducing carbon emissions have become a priority. Researching on regulations before design will save a lot of time and money in the future. The emerging green building and vehicle standards are focused on reducing energy consumption, cutting costs, and shrinking carbon footprints. Chromasun, a firm based in Australia manufactures thermally driven air conditioning system which is a low-cost alternative to conventional air conditioning units. The double-chiller system driven by solar panels eliminates electricity costs and provides more cooling as compared to photovoltaic systems.
In commercial facilities, 20% of the total energy consumption is due to heating, ventilation, and cooling. This energy consumption can be reduced by treatment of HVAC system developed by RAISE Energy. It has developed Restore1030, a second generation Polarized Refrigerant Oil Additive HVAC optimizer. This optimizer helps to clean, lubricate, and treat internal components of HVAC system and ensures energy savings up to 30% as compared to untreated HVAC system.
The trend of integration of HVAC controls with building systems is growing as it improves operational efficiency. Integration also saves energy and cut costs as heating or cooling will be used as per the requirement. Interfacing efficient pumps with motors will result in efficient operation and less energy consumption in a building. Moreover, the level of cooling and heating can be controlled by only one interface, which provides an ease in operation for a building manager. So system can switch to low power function if there are less number of employees and switched to high power function if there are more number of employees.
Smart thermostats and smart integration technologies are responsible for reduction in energy consumption and energy costs. Despite huge initial investment costs and need for timely maintenance, the adoption of smart HVAC control systems is high for larger buildings. Smart integration technology saves a lot of energy and money in the long run. As it has an ability to control temperature for multiple rooms from only one interface, it saves a lot of energy of the building. Smart technology will be the core of the design of HVAC system for particular application as the industry is focused on improving efficiency.
Analysts have presented an extensive analysis and significant statistics on various segments of the industry. Many reports have been published that highlights current industry trends and opportunities in HVAC systems industry. Prof Research Reports has added a report titled, “2016 HVAC System Industry Report - Global and Chinese Market Scenario.” The report offers a comprehensive analysis of key manufacturers, drivers & challenges, economic outlook, and industry chain structure of global and Chinese industry.