Like cars, computers and telephones, the technology in heating and cooling is advancing daily.
This is in part in the nature of any technology–in order to maintain and grow market share, technology must continue to improve by becoming more efficient, less expensive and energy-saving (for more on the best technological improvements of the last decade, research HVAC technology).
But in the HVAC industry, technological improvements are also driven by rising demand. The last five years have witnessed some of the highest and lowest temperature on record (follow this link for more information on extreme temperature and the history of temperature record-keeping). As a result, more and more people are investing in heating and cooling products and equipment. Engineers and ‘big tech’ have responded to the call for better heating and cooling systems by designing new HVAC technology that will allow users to heat and cool their homes, businesses and vehicles in a variety of new ways. Some of the latest innovations include: smart HVAC systems, programmable thermostats, wireless systems and solar powered HVAC. Each of these innovations offers users more freedom and choice when it comes to heating and cooling, and are designed to operate with minimal use of energy and space. While the earliest iterations of each new design tend to be more expensive than their conventional counterparts, perfection of the technology has allowed manufacturers and retailers to bring down costs, making these systems more affordable for average people. So, if you live in a hot or cold climate and are in need of temperature control technology at minimal cost, stay abreast of the latest developments in new HVAC technology.