HVAC manufacturers have seen a positive increase in the demand for energy-efficient products in recent years, and the trend isn't likely to stop any time soon. That's because efficiency is the No. 1 reason why companies in the commercial and industrial sectors look for new services and materials that can transform outdated HVAC models into optimized units with high performance ratings.
When factoring in government efforts to curb carbon emissions, improve air quality and regulate energy consumption, businesses react to both external and internal indexes that point toward higher-standard HVAC systems. As a result, companies of all sizes promote sustainability and green energy goals as a means to cooperate with federal requirements, and to increase productivity in the work place. In the process, cost savings and reduced energy waste are the immediate rewards.
HVAC overhauls have undergone significant change in the last decade with HVAC coils becoming key components for engineers to redesign. On a grander scale, technology has advanced to the point that digital interaction has allowed HVAC units to be integrated into larger connected systems and report key analytics that help companies improve their energy efficiency performances.
This is seen in the smart thermostat market, which is set to expand to more than $2.3 billion in the next eight years, according to a report from Navigant Research. Smart thermostats are able to coordinate with HVAC systems, building managers and real-time utility prices to offer a more complete picture of how much savings are possible.
"It's not just end users that are interested in smart thermostat technologies," said Navigant Research Analyst Lauren Callaway. "Today, adoption is increasing in several different customer segments, as utilities, energy retailers, small businesses and homeowners realize the value in using these devices to manage their energy use and save money."
What matters most
Energy efficiency is a top priority in the minds of building owners because it is a great way to gain a leg up over competitors in the marketplace. Less money spent on electricity consumption means more cash on hand to invest in new products or workers. The key is selecting the right HVAC equipment to meet company and consumer demands.
Using technology effectively comes down to managing the transfer and implementation of important data solutions. When an HVAC systems breaks down, companies should be able to quickly diagnose the location of the problem and create a workable solution that prevents the issue from occurring again in the future.
That's why the total HVAC market will be worth nearly $120 billion by 2019, according to BCC Research. As more services become available, companies are looking to invest in sustainable options that will set their businesses on the right track for growth and energy efficiency.
Because HVAC systems can take up a lot of space and require a large amount of power, they need to function properly from the start. And ensuring these systems don't malfunction is an area where aftermarket manufacturers are seeing more activity.
Implementing high-tech controls only works well if they are coordinated with efficient HVAC parts, particularly coils. HVAC coils are the main sources of the heating and cooling processes, and without their full operation, systems will fail.
To prevent this, engineers design HVAC coil coatings to protect coils from corrosion. Rahn Industries has more than 30 years of experience dealing with these matters and offers industry-leading coating services to companies in need of greater energy efficiency.
Rahn has a full lineup of spray and immersion (dip)/ Bake protective coatings to meet your needs.