Let’s take a fresh look at the latest technologies and innovations happening in the cooling industry. More options are available than ever before as the industry pushes advancements in energy efficiency, sustainability, design flexibility and smart capabilities. Form and function also play a significant role; there are more solutions available that make customizable comfort, ease of installation and simplified maintenance a reality for all the many shapes and sizes of today’s commercial and residential properties. With that in mind, below are four major cooling trends to watch now.
The U.S. is experiencing a greater demand for more precise and efficient air conditioning solutions. While ductless systems have been popular in Europe for years, adoption in the U.S. is now increasing significantly. That’s because, unlike central air, ductless systems allow for customized cooling for specific rooms or zones, tailored to the comfort of individual occupants. Unoccupied rooms can be switched off, saving both energy and money. Because there is no ductwork required, efficiency also is gained by not losing up to an estimated 40 percent of conditioned air through leaky, dirty ducts, which results in fresher air as well.