Heating and Cooling Trends in 2024

In the continuously changing world of home heating and cooling, keeping up with the latest HVAC trends is very important for homeowners looking to enhance their home’s comfort and efficiency. As we move into 2024, the HVAC industry continues to innovate, bringing brand-new technologies and trends that promise to transform how residents of Columbus heat and cool their homes. Let’s investigate what’s new and noteworthy in the world of HVAC.

Even Greater Concentration on Energy Efficiency

With growing concerns about the environmental impact of excessive energy consumption, efficiency remains a top priority in the HVAC industry. In 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy enacted new cooling efficiency regulations raising the minimum accepted seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and introducing SEER2. This recently released method for gauging air conditioner and heat pump efficiency involves more accurate testing under real-world conditions.

Now that we’ve entered 2024, HVAC manufacturers are focused on creating systems that supply optimal performance with even less energy use. Expect to see a rise in high-efficiency HVAC models that far exceed the regulatory minimums, offering a smaller carbon footprint and lower energy costs that make them a win-win for homeowners and the planet.

A Rise in Smart HVAC Technology

Smart technology has already revolutionized the HVAC field. In 2024, more homeowners are expected to invest in Wi-Fi thermostats and HVAC systems that can be controlled via smartphone apps or voice assistants. These smart systems offer unprecedented control and convenience, enabling you to modify your home’s temperature from just about anyplace. Plus, with your permission, they learn your preferences over time, making minor adjustments to optimize energy use while keeping your home comfy.

Even Greater Emphasis on Renewable Energy 

Renewable energy is making considerable progress in the HVAC industry. Solar-powered HVAC systems and models that use home solar panels are gaining popularity. These models reduce reliance on traditional energy sources, giving homeowners an eco-friendly alternative that harnesses the sun’s power. Plus, if your system remains grid-tied, you may be able to sell excess energy back to your utility company for a credit on next month’s bill. As renewable energy technology advances in 2024 and beyond, expect these systems to become more affordable and available, making them enticing to eco-conscious homeowners.

New Focus on Indoor Air Quality

Air quality has become a great concern for many homeowners, especially given increased health awareness. To combat the fact that pollutants become trapped inside tightly built homes, modern HVAC systems are often equipped with state-of-the-art air purification and filtration technologies. These systems remove pollutants, allergens and other harmful impurities in the air, producing a healthier living environment. This trend greatly benefits those with allergies or respiratory issues, but everyone can take pleasure in breathing cleaner indoor air.

Growing Interest in Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

Geothermal systems, which make use of the earth’s stable underground temperature to heat and cool properties, are becoming more widely used. These systems are deemed the most efficient and environmentally friendly type of home heating and cooling, supplying sustainable year-round home comfort.

The biggest obstacle when trying to increase wider use of geothermal technology is the higher initial installation expense driven by the need to install an underground loop system. Not having enough land access around a property and neighborhood zoning regulations are other barriers. But despite the challenges, geothermal systems are expected to be a top choice among discerning property owners in 2024, providing long-term savings and environmental benefits.

The Creation of HVAC Leasing Programs

In response to evolving technology and comfort needs, some companies are offering a creative approach to home comfort that is HVAC leasing. The idea is to eliminate potentially substantial out-of-pocket costs when replacing your HVAC system, allowing you to lease a new, high-efficiency system for a low monthly fee. Beyond installation, the program includes routine maintenance and repair services, keeping your system in prime condition without extra ongoing charges. This revolutionary idea elevates comfort and boasts long-term savings, making it a smart, hassle-free choice.

Customized Heating and Cooling Products

Customization is a leading HVAC trend in 2024. Systems are becoming more adaptable to specific needs and preferences. Case in point, with solutions like ductless mini-splits and zoning, homeowners can tailor HVAC solutions to their specific home layouts, climate conditions and lifestyle demands. The capability to personalize your home heating and cooling system enhances comfort and efficiency in unparalleled ways.

Stevenson Service Experts Is an Industry Leader in HVAC Innovation in Columbus

No one is more excited about the future of heating and air than Stevenson Service Experts. Our ACE-certified technicians are showing the way with these HVAC industry trends, furnishing fast, long-lasting solutions to all your comfort issues. Our Advantage Program™ is also getting considerable attention, providing Columbus homeowners the perks of a new, high-efficiency system without expensive start-up costs or ongoing maintenance charges. For the best value and comfort provided by a new HVAC system in 2024, please reach out to Stevenson Service Experts. Phone 614-334-3192 today to learn more.

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