The biggest consumers of energy are HVAC systems. Current heating and air conditioning trends are geared toward becoming more energy efficient and more environmentally conscious. There are many types of heating and cooling systems available now thanks to technology becoming a big part of heating and cooling. With a smart thermostat, remote capabilities are available for you to control your HVAC system wirelessly from anywhere. A smart system will notify you when it needs a repair or routine service check. New or added sensors in the temperature control, compressor, or other areas can help regulate where and when it is needed and how it should run. New buildings are now being designed with sustainability in mind as a new movement called green building design. Sustainable designs such as advanced ventilation systems are using natural airflow to reduce utility bills. Different building materials that can keep a building at a more constant temperature and decrease energy use are also being used. Solar HVAC systems can be installed in new construction or used to replace existing buildings. These systems use solar paneling to absorb heat and light energy from the sun, powering your heating and/or cooling system. Geothermal heating and air conditioning systems contain a series of pipes buried underground and are called an earth loop. Ground hot and cold temperatures tend to stay more constant than the rising plus falling air hot plus cold temperatures. Geothermal heating plus cooling systems take luck of their consistency to heat plus 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 distribute air throughout the facility. A great way to begin to find out about the new heating and air conditioning options for your facility, is to receive an energy audit. A professional HVAC contractor can help you by auditing and inspecting your facility. This will help you decide what is a best fit for your facility’s needs.