Air conditioning technology is constantly advancing in response to consumer demands. For those who are looking to upgrade their air conditioning systems or to purchase a new one, it may be useful to know the current trends in heating and cooling systems.
Better Energy Efficiency
More Australians are becoming more aware of and prioritising energy efficiency when it comes to selecting their air conditioners. According to the Department of the Environment and Energy, heating and cooling can account for about 20% to 50% of energy used in homes.
Besides helping to save on energy bills, energy efficient air conditioners also allow consumers to be environmentally responsible while cooling or heating their homes. To assist consumers in choosing an air conditioner with better energy efficiency, the government has introduced a Zoned Energy Rating Label that provides seasonal efficiency ratings for three distinct climate zones across the country.* This shows that this trend is set to grow over the future years.
Improved Air Quality
Air purification features are something homeowners will not get tired of, as they want to enjoy fresher, cleaner air in their homes. Air conditioning units with good filtration systems help to get rid of pollutants that reduce indoor air quality, including debris, dust, dirt or other contaminants.
In fact, some new models now include purification filters that can remove even bad odours. These advanced air filters can also get rid of certain chemicals such as ammonia and hydrogen sulphide, as well as pollen, bacteria and viruses.
Smart Home Technology
Air conditioners that have wi-fi connectivity are becoming more popular, as consumers continue to adopt smart devices and appliances. Many modern air conditioning units now allow the system to be controlled remotely via a smartphone or a device that is connected to the internet. This means, you can control your heating and cooling system even when you are not home as long as you have access to the internet, which can be extremely useful.
For example, you can turn on your air conditioner from work so you get to arrive home to a perfect and comfortable temperature. Or, if you forgot to switch the unit off as you were leaving home, you can easily do it when you are out!
Some big brands in the air conditioning industry are beginning to embrace artificial intelligence (AI), and have plans to add this feature to their future products. AI can provide opportunities to improve energy savings and comfort, as well as maintenance, by predicting when a repair is needed.
Systems equipped with AI will also be able to sense the room temperature and turn on when needed, or go on sleep mode if there is no one in the room. Ultimately, the combination of AI and wi-fi connectivity in air conditioning systems and other appliances will give users better control, convenience and comfort.
At Dale Air, we are always keeping up with the latest trends and technology. With our industry knowledge and many years of experience, our team is able to help you find the heating and cooling system that suits you best. Get an obligation-free quote today, or contact us for more information.