Just like any other industry, the world of HVAC is changing as more complex and powerful technology becomes available. This contributes to many different aspects of the consumer’s home life, the HVAC workforce, economic development, and energy efficiency.
An appliance may only be as effective as the user’s ability to control it in a productive way. Fortunately, this principle has been recognized and applied to make appliances and interfaces easy to use for the consumer. Thermostats are now being made with the ability to learn the user’s preferences in order to easily provide optimal levels of comfort. Many can be controlled using applications on a mobile device or the internet for remote control. Some can even modify their actions once you input your zip code.
Modern technology is often employed to make appliances more efficient; this plays an economic role in that energy bills may be significantly reduced. Between Desiccant-Enhanced Evaporation Air Conditioning (DEVAP) air conditioners that cut down energy usage by more than half and zero-energy buildings that can shift from using energy to producing it, technological advancements are being used to promote sustainability through efficiency. Some of the larger scale technology is currently more appropriate for commercial use due to the considerable upfront investment. However, most of these technologies are expected to find their way into homes in the future.
The changing world of HVAC is becoming more able to deal with and prevent “sick building syndrome.” Illness is often spread in the workplace, but more efficient HVAC appliances that yield cleaner air can help combat this trend and help to protect employees from exposure to contagions at work.
If you are interested in adult education and career training in Georgia, contact Chattahoochee Technical College. We are proud to provide a multitude of programs for adults, including our Air Conditioning Technology program, to help you train for various HVAC jobs. For more information about our classes, please feel free to visit ChattahoocheeTech.edu or call 678-384-4958 today.