Companies that build and sell air conditioners must keep up with new and emerging trends. It provides consumers with new features that they may not have on their existing units. New features are easy to spot, either through numerous brands having the same attributes, such as touch-panel thermostats and WiFi-ready capabilities.
But at times, evolving trends aren’t sufficiently marketed. Below are exciting innovations that you can expect to see in the current or upcoming air-conditioning units. The earlier you know of them, the easier it’ll be for you to decide on the features you would like on your next AC.
- More Energy-Conscious Features
Although there may appear to be an abundance of HVAC trends parroted by manufacturers concerning energy savings, it’s a constant step in the right direction. Take note, this doesn’t end with an Energy Star sticker, either. You can expect even greener initiatives to spring forth in newer HVACs.
This includes more compatibility with solar panels, more power per kilowatt, and a larger menu of options to change settings for an energy reduction. Such attributes can effectively reduce the prices that customers pay in energy costs every month.
- Better compatibility with external devices
Electronic tools such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets have become staples in the homes of people all around the world. If there is one feature that people are familiar with, it’s the ability to connect all three of these devices, to the point where they can be controlled while not in contact with one another. The same applies to HVACs.
However, consumers can expect even easier connectivity that reduces physical contact with their air conditioner. Soon, residents will seldom interact with them, instead of setting and automating temps through external devices instead of using a thermostat. In some cases, it won’t be necessary for them to have an actual thermostat at all. Collectively, this feature is typically branded as smart technology.
- Faster installations
Ask around, and you’ll find that some haven’t changed their old air conditioners due to believing that doing so would be a hassle. One facet of installing a new AC could involve renovations to the place you live, depending on the layout of your home and the unit you purchase.
Take a look at the latest model units, and you’ll find that many take away the burdens that were commonly found prior. Over time, installations will be easier and cheaper. Currently, there are split systems and zoned units capable of being mounted without you having to tear out any drywall.
- Split systems with lighting
Did you know that some split systems can be fixed with lights? When this is done, it usually involves mood lighting or lights that illuminate in different colors. But soon, such features could become part of the units themselves or be provided as a package during the air conditioner’s installation.
Of course, if you’re thinking of getting one, you’ll have to consider whether the lights are bright enough to make everything in the space you install the AC visible.
Trends You Can Expect to See Very Soon
This list of trends shown above isn’t exhaustive. There are plenty more reasons to get excited about new air-conditioning units. Stay tuned to find out more.