HVAC systems can be one of the biggest existing energy consumers. Current heating and cooling trends are geared more toward increasing energy efficiency and being environmentally friendly. There are several types of heating and air conditioning systems and they are increasingly becoming a big part of heating and air conditioning, but with a smart heating and cooling system, there are remote capabilities available for you so you can control your HVAC system from anywhere in the world with a touch of a button wirelessly. A smart system can alert you when it needs maintenance or a routine inspection because newly added sensors in the control unit, compressor, or other areas can help regulate how the system should run, where it should run and when it is needed. New buildings are now being designed with sustainability in mind as a modern movement called Green building design. Sustainable designs such as advanced ventilation systems are using natural airflow to reduce energy costs. Different building materials that can keep a building at a more constant temperature are also being used to do the same thing. Solar heating and air conditioning systems can be installed in modern construction or used to replace existing buildings. These systems use solar paneling to absorb heat and light energy from the sunlight and power your heating and/or cooling system. Geothermal heating and air conditioning systems contain a plan of pipes buried underground, called an earth loop. Ground temperatures tend to stay more constant than the rising and falling air temperatures. Geothermal heating and cooling systems take full use of their consistency to heat and cool your building. Water is run through the underground pipes and is heated or cooled by the ground’s constant temperature and an indoor device uses a fan, compressor, and pump to give the air throughout the building. A fantastic place to start to review the modern heating and air conditioning options for your facility, is to perform an energy audit. A professional heating and air conditioning company can help you by assessing your facility and doing an audit and help you decide what is the best fit for your facility’s needs.