2022 Trends In Commercial HVAC

Blog 2022 Trends In Commercial HVAC
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The commercial HVAC market is set to continue changing in 2022 as a result of new technological innovations and growing market demand for more sustainable and efficient systems. Here, we delve into some of the most exciting HVAC trends for 2022 and discuss how they promote positive transformation in our industry.


Reducing Carbon Footprint Through Technology And Equipment Efficiency

Sustainability is one of the factors currently driving positive world change. With more companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint, commercial HVAC systems will grow increasingly more efficient. This will be achieved through new technological advancements that reduce energy consumption and increase the use of materials in HVAC systems that reduce their carbon footprint.

In addition, going green is becoming more cost-effective, with commercial clients willing to pay more for eco-friendly solutions. This, coupled with HVAC companies also looking to take on more social responsibility, will result in more sustainable HVAC systems available for commercial use.

So, as Canada aims to reduce carbon emissions by up to 45% by 2030, compared with 2005 levels, and reach carbon neutrality by 2050, the commercial HVAC market is expected to continue offering solutions to improve its ecological footprint.


Recommissioning Of Existing Equipment To Recapture Original Efficiency

The circular economy will continue playing a significant role in the commercial HVAC industry in 2022 by utilizing existing systems after refurbishment returns them to optimal efficiency. This trend lends itself well to the previous point, as more sustainable materials will further reduce the carbon footprint when recommissioning older units.

HVAC systems represent a large portion of energy consumption in commercial buildings. Therefore, increasing the popularity of recommissioned HVAC systems provides a win-win solution that reduces costs for clients and allows HVAC companies to play a more significant role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada’s HVAC industry as a whole.


Connectivity And Data To Improve HVAC Control

The global smart building market value is projected to reach a staggering CAD 336bn (USD 265bn) by 2028, up from CAD 85.50bn in 2021. This figure highlights the growing demand for connectivity and data in all smart building infrastructure, including HVAC units.

The use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity will enable HVAC software to better relay data on improving cost efficiency, sustainability, and operational efficiency. These solutions will allow commercial building managers to control and monitor various aspects of HVAC systems from a portable mobile device, including temperature, humidity levels, and airflow.

For example, IoT can identify areas where heating needs to be maximized and reduced, creating a more efficient way of controlling commercial building environments. The main benefit of connectivity is to increase remote maintenance and improve repair times.


Use Of “Smart” Technology For Automation

The growing popularity of IoT and smart buildings will increase the possibilities for automation in HVAC systems. These solutions will enable HVAC software to utilize data and information to self-manage systems. As a result, buildings will experience cost reductions in commercial HVAC maintenance. Issues will also be identified at a quicker rate and dealt with before they grow into significant problems.

Smart automation also means that systems can utilize data to analyze usage trends and performance statistics, and identify errors before they happen. In addition, smart automation ensures that HVAC systems operate more efficiently, such as maintaining rooms at an optimal temperature.

Ultimately, smart automation reduces costs for commercial buildings by implementing energy-efficient consumption, reducing errors, and improving convenience and environment quality. Large establishments that experience significant activity, such as hotels and office buildings, will benefit from automated solutions that can work in unison with other technology to reduce costs.

Read More: How IoT Is Revolutionizing Commercial HVAC


Final Thoughts On Commercial HVAC Trends For 2022

Customers are now looking for commercial HVAC systems to provide more than an optimal building environment. Sustainability measures and global efforts to go green mean that HVAC systems are expected to reduce costs and promote efficiency through minimizing energy consumption.

As a whole, HVAC trends for 2022 are mostly centered around improving cost and operational efficiency while maintaining sustainability. These are positive trends for the industry and are in line with global sustainability efforts. The introduction of IoT and more smart automation technology will also help reduce maintenance costs and improve recovery speed and customer satisfaction.

As always, we’re happy to discuss what we’re seeing in the future of commercial HVAC systems, and how Springbank Mechanical Systems makes system maintenance easier, safer, and more cost-effective. Feel free to contact us anytime.


Gregg Little, Paul DeThomasis, and Hugo Lopes are co-owners of Springbank Mechanical Systems. You can reach them at 905-569-8990 or via email at gregg@springbank.com, paul@springbank.com, or hugo@springbank.com.

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