New Green Technologies Trends That Change HVAC Sustainability
Relying on green energy comes with several benefits, such as decreasing environmental plant footprint and alleviating energy security problems while stimulating economic growth. The reliance on renewable energy keeps increasing from one day to another, leading to several alterations in HVAC technologies. Currently, many companies are researching how to build new types of systems and several energy-efficient conventional systems that operate using alternative energies, like solar and geothermal. In this in-depth post, you’ll get the top new green technology trends that are altering HVAC sustainability. Besides this, expect more enhanced technologies in the future because companies are still working towards changing the reliance on fossil fuels.
Currently, only a tiny percentage of energy supplies rely on renewable sources, leaving plenty of space for alteration in HVAC systems. So, which are these new green technology trends that are altering HVAC sustainability?
Quiet Duct Wrap
Quiet duct wrap is the product of recycled denim fabric featuring low VOCs and zero irritants. Also, quiet duct wrap minimizes the heat gain and heat loss that happens via air ducts.
Besides this, the quiet duct wrap features no fiberglass, removing the potential skin irritation or itching. Moreover, the quiet duct wrap features a Class-A fire rating. The aluminum barrier featured by this duct wrap reflects unnecessary radiant heat and offers protection from vapors, moisture, and air currents.
Geothermal Heat Pump
Geothermal HVAC products came into the market in the 1940s. However, HVAC products, such as the geothermal heat pump, became popular recently because of the latest green movement. A geothermal heat pump works by using Earth heat through looped piping positioned into the Earth’s ground.
The piping fluid loops underground during the cold months and sucks up the heat from the Earth, which is then taken indoors to generate heating. These geothermal systems are more efficient than conventional HVAC systems, and you can also rely on them to supply cooling.
Dual-Fuel Heat Pump
The dual-fuel heat pump uses electricity when the temperature is above 35 degrees to heat the house, delivering warmth that’s not excessively dry. When the temperatures are lower, this dual-fuel heat pump delivers better efficiency by using gas heat.
However, the dual-fuel heat pump costs between $600 and $1000 more than a traditional system. But the energy costs you’ll save in the long run by using the dual-fuel heat pump are worth the price.
The thermally-driven air conditioning gives a cheap alternative to the electrically-driven traditional ac units. These chillers use solar energy as their primary source of energy and natural gas when they run short.
Chromasun, a company that builds these chillers, makes unique solar panels for these chillers. These solar panels produce enough temperature to operate the double-effect chillers, which are the most effective systems developed by the company.
Another thing to note is that Chromasun’s double-chiller systems eliminate electricity costs and deliver more cooling than the comparative photovoltaic systems.
Ice energy applies the Ice Bear (an ice-driven air conditioning unit) to cool houses and reduce overall energy consumption. Generally, the Ice Bear operates by icing 450 gallons of water within one night. It makes this quantity of water ready for cooling the following day.
This Ice Bear can cool the water for up to 6 hours when switched to the Ice Cooling mode. When the ice melts, the cooling process goes back to the house’s traditional air conditioning unit. This feature is the reason why the Ice Bear operates hand-in-hand with the conventional unit.
The above new green technology trends altering HVAC sustainability are only a few of the new green technology trends currently available in the HVAC industry. Expect better products to appear in the market in the future. Because companies are still developing and on with their research.
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Chris Jackson is an experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He is currently employed by Best Access Doors, an access door supplier in the US and Canada, and has been working for the company for more than 12 years now. His area of expertise is on Negotiation, Roofers, Sales, Project Estimation, and Facility Management (FM)