Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technology has continued to evolve year by year and doesn’t even remotely resemble its humble beginnings.
HVAC systems have become increasingly easier to use and more efficient. Exciting new innovations provide businesses and homeowners the ability to control their heating and cooling more effortlessly, resulting in them saving money and energy.
In addition to this, advances in climate measurement technology have made it easier for technicians to analyse energy consumption of heating and cooling systems. With all these innovations available to consumers, the expectations for technicians to use advance technology continues to rise
So, what changes have we seen in the industry lately?
A Recap of Recent Innovations in HVAC
Before we get into the latest technologies, let’s cover the innovations from the past few years
Thanks to smart HVAC technology, people don’t have to concern themselves with altering the heat or air conditioning in order to save energy and reduce running costs - smart thermostats do all the work for them. Smart technology allows people to set specific times for air conditioning or heat ventilators to alter the climate. This means that there is little to no risk of wasting energy on an empty building.
On the topic of saving energy, green innovations in HVAC technology are making it easier than ever for business and homeowners to reduce energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint.
Solar panels and geothermal heat pumps are two green HVAC innovations that are gaining wider use. Additionally, technicians that install HVAC Systems have learnt how to use the natural airflow of a building to their advantage. If installed in accordance with the building’s ventilation and layout, a heating or cooling system may be able to use less energy to create the perfect climate.
Mobile - Friendly Technology
With the rise of smart homes and smart thermostats, people are able to monitor the temperature of their building right from their mobile phones. They can also use the mobile phones to alter heat or air conditioning to maintain a cost and energy efficient climate.
Smart Measurement Tools
Not only have there been innovations in HVAC technology, but there have also been significant advances in measurement technology too. Today, technicians can use their smartphones to wirelessly measure relevant climate information in a building when armed with the right tools.
Testo offers measurement technology for refrigeration, air conditioning, heating systems and thermal energy to contractors and facility managers. Testo’s technology is cutting edge for modern technicians due to many of our tools having Bluetooth compatibility, allowing the user to easily gather data with a wireless connection. One such example is our new smart probe, the Testo 552i. It is app-controlled, giving technicians the ability to compile data through our intuitive Testo Smart App.
The Testo Smart App allows professionals to use all Bluetooth-capable devices from one convenient place. In addition to this, it presents data in organised ways including graphical representations , while also allowing the user to email the results. This way, technicians can worry less about how to compile and deliver information and get right into the next steps of their jobs.
Taking innovations a step further
Testo is continually coming out with technology to make the life of a technician even easier.
For starters, Testo is in the process of launching new digital manifolds, such as the Testo 550s and Testo 557s. These devices are capable of gathering measurements quicker than ever before while having displays that are easier to read with larger, clearer pictures. Their sleek robust design makes them easier to carry and operate for technicians who are always on the go.
Not only is the Testo 550i the smallest digital manifold device on the market, it also boasts being the world's first completely app-controlled manifold. This makes it easier to measure, compile and deliver reports all from one device. Manual tasks can now be accomplished on a smartphone. For technicians who prefer to do as much of their jobs as possible from one device, the Testo 550i is the most cutting edge innovation on the market.
There’s no doubt that these devices make technician’s’ jobs significantly easier. By making technology more usable and compact, tasks may not need as many hands or as much brain power. With the smart-app and Bluetooth capable tools taking a portion of the work off the hands of technicians, it means that an apprentice or second technicians may not be needed on site. This also means that technicians can accomplish more in a day, allowing them to grow their business efficiently while providing the same level of service.
Every day the world becomes more reliant on technology. It makes our lives easier, and based on how modern consumers have embraced new HVAC technology, it is unlikely that most people will expect their technicians to use anything but cutting-edge innovations as well.Testo New Zealand's goal is to provide contractors with the best technology possible to perform their jobs efficiently and accurately. Get in contact with our team today for more information on measurement technologies that can help you keep up with the innovations in HVAC.