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What Are the HVAC Trends That You Should Be Aware Of?

We’re not too far into 2023 and there’s already a bunch of HVAC trends that have us foaming at the mouth. We can’t cover them all, but we can tell you about some of the best HVAC trends that are likely to catch more attention this year and in the future.

Integration of a Smart Thermostat

If you’re looking for a way to instantly improve the way your HVAC equipment operates, then it’s time to integrate a smart thermostat into the mix. These thermostats can be operated remotely and will allow you to select when your equipment is in operation, send you energy-usage reports, and offer other cool features.

Alternative Heating and Cooling

As you’re probably aware, one of the HVAC trends that will likely never go away is that people all over the planet are trying to figure out alternative heating and cooling methods to help the environment and save money. Everything from heat pumps and solar power to the use of giant blocks of ice are revolutionizing how we heat and cool our homes.

New AC-Efficiency Standards

This year, the SEER rating for AC units increased. It’s now moved up from 13 to 14 for homes in the northern United States and from 14 to 15 for the southern part of the country. This means we’re going to be paying higher prices for new air-conditioning equipment.

Heat Pumps Continue to Be Popular

Since heat pumps use electricity and many homes are switching to renewable sources of power that produce electricity such as wind and solar, they’re continuing to be popular. And with homeowners eligible for a federal tax credit for purchasing heat pumps and energy costs being lower, this trend will probably be around for a while.

Increased Use of Zoning Systems

We can definitely expect more homeowners to install zoning systems. This allows a house to be split into different sections. Heating and cooling efforts can then be focused on only the sections of your home you choose instead of an entire structure at once. This can severely reduce the amount of energy used in your home.

If you’d like to learn more about HVAC trends or are in need of service, contact the professionals at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve been serving Yuma and the surrounding areas since 1952.