Energy Efficient Technologies
While following EPA standards is critical for producing and maintaining energy efficient AC units, another key factor is the use of the latest in evolving advances in technology to create even better running units.
Designing and Incorporating Energy Efficient Technologies
HVAC engineers who are in the business of designing systems to accommodate residential, multi-family and commercial applications have a lot on their plate. Their designs need to incorporate EPA regulations, standards and environmental regulations, in addition to keeping costs down.
Additionally, incorporating the latest developments in energy efficient technologies and industry trends must also be considered.
After all the improved and approved designs leave the engineers’ drafting table, the units are built and distributed. From there, HVAC installers must learn how to take these new models and design them to match very detailed project specifications.
Types of Energy Efficient Technologies
In the early days of AC technology, the prototypes and completed units were large and consumed much more energy than the systems of today.
Back in the day, running the air conditioning during hot summer months resulted in extremely expensive energy bills due to all the energy it required to run them.
Since HVAC systems are constantly undergoing evaluation, re-development and re-design, the goal is to consistently look for ways to conserve energy, preserve the environment and look for alternate sources of energy.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technology Office, there is a constant stream of new technologies tested and incorporated into energy efficient HVAC systems. These designs are new, fresh, promising and environmentally-friendly.
Even more encouraging is that these energy efficient technologies are focused on the green movement, in addition to saving the consumer money.
With AC units specifically, finding alternative sources of coolant technologies that are safer for the environment is of high priority.
Advances in digital technologies are also making their way into more energy efficient AC designs. By incorporating digital technology to detect leaks, automate gauges and analyze energy efficiency, HVAC systems have advanced well past the use of programmable thermostats.
By continuing to study, test and incorporate advances in technology into the design of AC units, it’s possible to make all those working parts smaller and far more efficient. The ability to detect problems digitally can save both time and money for HVAC professionals and consumers alike.
With the constant search for using less expensive, alternate sources of energy, technology will only continue to work in our favor to save money and conserve even more energy.
Working Together to Incorporate Energy Efficient Technologies
There isn’t any person in any industry that hasn’t been positively impacted by advancing technologies. Especially energy efficient technologies.
From more fuel-efficient cars to the way AC units are built, it affects all of us every day. In the future, it’s this chance to capitalize on advancing technology that will be even more important in keeping us cool, environmentally safe and of course, more energy efficient.
An Air Conditioning Challenge
The work continues as to how to make a smoother transition from these older, less energy efficient AC units to higher energy models utilizing the latest in energy efficient technologies. It continues to be an on-going learning process.
It’s important to understand the effects of using coolants and other fluids to keep these older AC units going that keep the drive to move forward strong. Ultimately, all these older model AC units will have to be replaced due to EPA regulations that eliminate harmful coolants. The complete transition, however, will take time.
In the meantime, applying energy efficient technologies as they are discovered and tested, offers extremely promising opportunities.
- Energy efficient technologies will continue to improve energy efficiency ratings and provide safer solutions to the environment.
- HVAC professionals need to keep on top of energy efficient technologies and trends and offer them to customers.
- Advances in design and digital AC technologies offer exciting opportunities for improved energy efficiency and lower energy bills.
Keeping on top of the latest in energy efficient technologies is the sign of a qualified, professional HVAC company. Call one today for a service appointment and discuss how they can help you make the most out of existing energy efficient technologies. After all, knowledge is power.