HVAC Systems Continue Efficiency Evolution
Sources from heating and air conditioning manufacturers describe system changes such as growth in energy efficiency, better performance and lower operational costs.
The AHR Exposition in Chicago, Ill. was a success, with more than 2,000 companies exhibiting innovative HVAC solutions. At AHR, the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) observed that boosting HVAC energy-efficiency is a key focus both last year and the coming years. Many of the systems from this year were designed to: reduce operational and energy costs, improve building automation, and better meet the green building standard.
MSI Data provides cutting-edge HVAC software for field service companies throughout the U.S. We educate ourselves and our partners on the latest industry findings so we can better serve our clients. Below are the best practices in 2018 for HVAC industry professionals to note.
New, eco-friendly HVAC and refrigeration drive efficiency
Eco-friendly HVAC units perform better mechanically and last longer than older models. Before the Jan 2017 AHR Expo 41 percent of exhibitors said they will displaying new, energy-efficient products, and this trend has continued in 2018.
Example: The Danfoss Turbocor® TTH/TGH High Lift Compressor was a “green building” winner at this year’s AHR Expo. Featuring an oil free and variable speed operation, this model is designed for high lift applications including air cooled chillers and heat recovery. The variable speed adjuster and magnetic bearing operation are great for part and full load efficiencies, while the low vibration and low maintenance upkeep reduce carbon footprint.
All systems, including “green” units must be inspected at least sometimes before machine failure occurs. However, all models don’t need service on the same fixed time interval. Internet of Things technology tracks product use. Once usage reaches a certain level, the sensors alert the user when it’s time for a maintenance check.
Building automation requires more accurate control
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Green building standard is evolving
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Big and small data matter
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