With 2020 officially here, there’s quite a few interesting tips, information and news to look back on in 2019 from our HVAC blog.
From our complete homeowner’s guide to air conditioning to our top money saving tips for HVAC service calls, to our Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Split and kumo cloud wireless app reviews, you can always rely on us to keep you up-to-date with all things HVAC in Charleston.
Part of keeping our readers updated and “in-the-know” is also keeping them ahead on upcoming HVAC trends to watch out for in the future.
In last year’s post about HVAC trends in 2019, we touched on the rise of smart/connected HVAC systems, variable speed and ductless solutions as well as the increase in geothermal heating and cooling installations.
Many of 2020’s HVAC trends will be similar to those we mentioned for 2019 — with a few important differences.
In 2019 we installed and upgraded dozens of Lowcountry homeowner’s heating and air conditioning systems. Along with those upgrades came upgraded wireless controls for those systems.
Look for even more connectivity between those applications and more advanced integrations for those controls (like Google Assistant and Alexa integration for the kumo cloud app).
If you’re one of the lucky homeowners in Charleston that installed a Trane Thermostat with Nexia Diagnostics in 2019, you’re already ahead of the curve for 2020.
If you haven’t read about the Trane/Nexia diagnostic service, it essentially allows a compatible wi-fi thermostat to communicate certain types of diagnostic data to your local HVAC company to let them know more about your system’s performance.
This can be incredibly useful for things like annual maintenance and identifying potentially larger problems your system may encounter. Each of these can save you time & money and represents the future of HVAC service for years to come.
We wrote about the rise of geothermal HVAC in last year’s trends and have to include it again for 2020’s list of HVAC trends.
With more local installations, more financing options, more tax incentives and ever-improving technology backing geothermal heating and air, you can be sure to find more adoption of these systems in the Lowcountry next year.
Do you have any other HVAC trends we might have missed or would like to discuss with us? Let us know on Facebook or send us an email anytime; we’ll be happy to review any HVAC topic you may like to cover for your Lowcountry home in 2020.