The latest innovations in the HVAC industry

When talking about this year’s most common denominator in the HVAC industry, all businesses are increasingly focusing on a 360-degree view to grow and differentiate themselves from others. The only goal is to create a memorable service experience for customers by implementing a truly holistic approach and improve their business results that way.

But, there have been innovations in this industry that had a tremendous impact on the global market. From efforts to achieve a strong online presence, looking for automation and efficiency opportunities to building a trustworthy team, the HVAC industry is getting back to basics but on a more improved level.

Air conditioning activated by motion

With the same system as motion-activated lighting, motion-activated air conditioning is one of the emerging trends in the HVAC industry. Each time a motion is detected, the system will turn on or off. This prevents energy waste by cooling spaces which are currently not occupied. Occupancy sensors are strategically placed depending on the home’s ground plan. By shutting down when no one is around, the system is actually reducing the amount of energy a home or building uses. This type of system is putting the environment and cost-efficiency first knowing that today’s consumer is more environmentally conscious than ever before.

Automation in air quality monitoring

There’s no doubt about whether the connected technologies will play a significant role when it comes to air quality monitoring and control. More connected monitoring enables users to be more reliant on true read capabilities. These smart sensors are very effective at detecting VOCs and particles in indoor air and automatically reacting with fresh air from the ventilation system or by actuating a fan. As one more trend which highlights the importance of technological solutions to improve the quality of lives, it will continue to dominate the industry in 2019.

3D printed air conditioners

If we’re going to talk about how technological solutions have significantly contributed to the HVAC industry, we can’t forget to mention 3D printed air conditioners. In 2019, we’re definitely going to see more of them as are revolutionizing HVAC systems. Having a 3D model in your computer and a 3D scanner will enable you to create a digital copy of almost any object. In the HVAC industry, one of the 3D print achievements was a Cool Brick. It is actually a 3D printed porous block which soaks water like a sponge and allows air to pass through. Many businesses are engaged in 3D print HVAC systems as they’re more durable, stronger and, most importantly, cost-efficient than ordinary ones. With 3D print, HVAC systems can last longer and require less maintenance which is why businesses are increasingly focusing on it.

Asia is becoming a leader in the HVAC market

When looking at the global picture of the HVAC industry, one part of the world that is surely rising up the ladder – Asia. Since the whole continent is affected by hot and humid conditions, its urban areas are in serious demand for HVAC products. This unbearable conditions resulted in Asia becoming a leader in this market. To be more precise, the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 30% during the forecast period. This enormous rise of Asia is followed even by individual success stories such as the one of Huy Nguyen. Huy is the son of famous Vietnamese singer Thanh Tuyen who is successful in the HVAC industry and is continually expanding his business. With undeniable hard work and passion to follow his dreams, Huy proved himself to be one of the biggest names in the HVAC industry in the USA. Such stories of individuals demonstrate what a huge potential the Asian community has when it comes to the HVAC industry and HVAC business.

Smart thermostats

As businesses are getting used to seeking solutions in technology, there are more and more innovations within the industry. One of the successful smart technology innovations is smart thermostats. This allows homeowners to adjust the level of the temperature in their home by using a smartphone, tablet or computer. The connected controls are able to send vital climate information through Wi-FI, so homeowners can adjust the level as they want. It’s a great solution for those who travel a lot or commute. They can regulate the right temperature with a simple click on their smartphone. With smart thermostats usage, homeowners are cutting down their monthly costs and are also living in a more environment-friendly world.


This overview of recent trends gave us a glimpse of what to expect in the future. Understanding that improving efficiency and energy use is truly crucial to adapt to modern times, businesses are looking into more thriving solutions which include connectivity, eco-friendly and cost-efficiency. In other words, different aspects of the HVAC business need to be united in answering the needs of today’s consumer.