CHALLENGES IN THE HVAC INDUSTRY

Every industry despite its product offering and solutions it provides often face a significant challenge it constantly works to surmount. However, the challenge become more significant when it directly affects the customers. One of such challenge common to electrical products is the energy efficiency. No one wants to purchase a machine or appliance that would lead to s higher cost expenditure. This is a challenge quite significant in the HVAC industry. The use of the HVAC system demands certain energy consumption be it for commercial or residential usage. This energy consumption rate by most HVAC system seem uncomfortable by most investing family and business.  Although the industry has extensively worked on reducing  the rate of energy consumption of the HVAC system through new designs that are built specifically for energy efficiency, programmes like the Energy Star has also proved quite helpful but there is still more to do in addressing this the challenge of energy consumption of the HVAC system.

There is a general demand by Homes and businesses on the HVAC industry to deliver energy efficient HVAC systems. In a study done by the U.S. Department of Energy, it is estimated that HVAC systems energy consumption rate takes a total of 48 percent of the entire household energy cost nationwide. A recent DOE report has revealed that the rate of energy consumption for space heating, space cooling, and ventilation on a commercial level presently stands at 5.53 quadrillion Btus per year, this equals more than 30 percent of the total energy sector use.

Many manufacturers however developed what is known as wall-mounted split model HVAC systems which serves as a solution to this oft-cited HVAC problem. The innovation behind this new design has closed the wide gap that exists between large commercial HVAC installations that requires ductwork and smaller residential products such as window units or freestanding systems. By this, users can afford to compartmentalize their HVAC energy consumption room by room and optimize use without having to worry about the availability of a window or floor space. There is a projected growth of this design over the next few years which is capable of making contractors and property owners to consider split models of HVAC units over the traditional ductwork HVAC. This would help keep costs at a minimal level. Smart manufacturers should consider adding a split model design as part of their product offering or get involved in developing new technology that can offer the same middle ground between large and small units. Through rapid increase in production of units such as the wall-mounted split model HVAC systems, and consistent improvement on the system, energy consumption of the HVAC systems would be at a minimal rate affordable and convenient by both commercial and residential users. This would significantly reduce the risk of losing more than what has been lost through this major challenge faced by the HVAC industry. Production of improved energy efficient HVAC units at an affordable purchase cost by the HVAC industry would lead to the exploration of new markets and expand the customer base of the HVAC industry.

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