With 2020 now firmly in the rear-view mirror for us in the Lowcountry, let’s take a look at the year ahead and review some of the important HVAC trends to pay attention to in 2021.
1. Geothermal Heating & Cooling Still On The Rise
Though it hasn’t gained as much attention as other renewable energy technologies, geothermal HVAC systems have continued to gain popularity for savvy area homeowners. As geothermal efficiency continues to improve and upfront costs lowering, expect to see more widespread adoption in 2021.
2. Increased Connectivity & Personalized Comfort
We noted this as a rising trend in last year’s HVAC trend post, and it’ll be more of the same in 2021.
With the rise of ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems, smart thermostat connectivity and advanced heating and cooling monitoring & control systems, HVAC systems in Charleston homes have never been more easily managed and customizable.
3. More Indoor Air Quality Technology Installations
After the year we’ve had in 2020, we all pretty much know how much a pandemic can affect every aspect of our everyday lives — including in our own homes. That’s why we expect to see larger, more proactive indoor air quality solutions installed in area Lowcountry homes.
On top of this, you can expect to see even more advanced, residential air quality technologies being developed, produced and made available by major HVAC manufacturers.