Revolutionizing Air Conditioning Technology in 2023

The air conditioning industry is constantly evolving, and the technology available in 2023 is no exception. From solar absorption cooling systems to field service management (FSM) software, the latest advancements are sure to revolutionize the way HVAC contractors do business. Solar absorption cooling systems are becoming increasingly popular in residential markets. These systems use solar panels combined with an absorption cooling system, which works similarly to a compression air conditioning system but uses a heat source combined with a refrigerant mixture of water, ammonia, or lithium bromide instead of a compressor.

Solar absorption cooling systems have no carbon footprint and can provide clean, renewable central air. In addition to green heating and cooling options, FSM software can increase operational efficiency and improve customer service. This software allows HVAC companies to create cross-referenced schedules of equipment tasks, easily move workers from one job to another so that service hours are not wasted, and track costs to provide a deeper view of labor profitability. Other technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will also affect virtually every aspect of the air conditioning business over the next year.

With IoT, HVAC contractors can provide real-time data to customers through panels that show energy consumption and usage patterns, products that can be combined with service contracts for additional recurring revenue. As more and more customers demand energy-efficient ways to heat and cool their homes and businesses, and more governments provide grants and tax credits for the use of renewable energy sources, HVAC technicians will be busy installing a wide range of environmentally friendly technologies, from solar-powered air conditioning systems to geothermal and dual-fuel heat pumps.