BMI Mechanical Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
BMI Mechanical Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

3 HVAC Technology Trends to Watch for in 2021

▸ January 4, 2021

HVAC technology and what it can mean for your business will be more important than ever in the coming years. But what exactly does this mean in 2021?

Let’s take a quick look at some of the top trends for commercial HVAC systems in 2021 and break down what benefits they can provide for your business.

Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization

As businesses seek out new ways to control the spread of COVID-19 in their buildings, needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) will become more and more mainstream. NPBI cleans and disinfects the air with electrically-charged ions. These ions neutralize odors, kill pathogens, and reduce unwanted particles. When it comes to COVID-19, in particular, NPBI can reduce the spread by 99.4% in 30 minutes. However, going beyond COVID-19, NPBI can reduce the spread of airborne viruses in general and in the process, create a healthier and cleaner environment for employees and guests.

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Smart HVAC Technology

Homes are getting smarter and smarter, so why can’t businesses get smarter, too? When it comes to HVAC manufacturers, this is exactly what they have in mind… a smarter commercial HVAC system. In 2021 and beyond, you can expect to see companies investing in Wi-Fi enabled devices and equipment that’s integrated into their commercial HVAC system. With features such as real-time temperature adjustments, scheduling, and automation, smart HVAC technology will provide more control, cost-efficiency, and energy savings. 

Keep Reading: How to optimize your HVAC systems for future success

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)

While some people don’t consider indoor heating and cooling to be a very exciting topic, we certainly do. And if you’ve ever worked in an extremely cold or uncomfortably stuffy office environment, then you can at least appreciate updates in HVAC technology — especially when they concern individual temperature zones. With Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), commercial buildings can now benefit from a multi-split type air conditioner. This gives building managers the opportunity to provide heating and cooling simultaneously in different rooms or floors of a building. Ultimately, this results in greater comfort and efficiency and saves you in energy and maintenance costs. 

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Ready to upgrade your HVAC system?

At BMI Mechanical, we have decades of experience helping companies upgrade their commercial HVAC systems. Whether you need help deciding between equipment repair and equipment replacement, you’re looking for a new preventative maintenance program, or you’re simply ready to modernize your HVAC equipment, we can help.
Give us a call or fill out our online form. We’d love to talk about your HVAC technology and solutions.

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Preventive maintenance can provide 12-18% cost savings as compared to a reactive maintenance program. U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program

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