HVAC Isn’t Cooling Off

With an increase in construction of commercial and residential buildings, the demand for HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment and services has been increasing. These HVAC systems are used to ventilate and filter the air in residential and nonresidential spaces to maintain thermal balance. Various components used in these systems are heat exchangers, pumps, and fans. These systems are required to control and regulate the temperature and humidity levels.

The type of HVAC system required is determined by the indoor and outdoor air quality. Most of the newly constructed, modern buildings have been employing energy-efficient HVAC systems according to a report from ResearchandMarkets, which anticipates growth to remain at a steady five percent rate for the next five years.

HVAC systems continuing to experience growth as a result of the new energy-efficient standards being deployed. Urbanization and industrialization have been on the rise in developing countries. This has resulted in an increase in the number of factories, manufacturing units, commercial buildings, and residential complexes that have been using HVAC systems.

One trend on the rise is incorporation of a BAS (building automation system). BAS, which controls and monitors HVAC and other facilities of a given building, are embedded with computing and digital communication tools that allow these systems to enhance energy efficiency. The number of integrated BAS installations has increased, due to the rise in the number of construction projects and building retrofits.

The BAS technology has advanced features due to improvements in the sensor technology, availability of cheaper and faster communication systems, and improved user interfaces. Manufacturers are implementing open protocols, including the Internet protocol, to provide improved control solutions. The energy efficiency ensured by the ever-improving BAS technology enables building owners to enhance facility management with integrated user-friendly HVAC solutions.

An increase in green buildings, due to the growing environmental concerns, will drive the demand for HVAC systems.

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