Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are the biggest user of energy in the average home, making energy efficiency high on consumers' priority lists. This leads to increased interest in non-standard methods of heating and cooling the home, according to Appliance Market Research Reports, U.S. Appliance Industry Manufacturing Focus 2011: HVAC.
This drive to be more efficient and environmentally friendly in the home is motivating consumers to explore less-familiar, non-standard options. In 2010, HVAC OEM Rheem launched an integrated residential system that uses its tankless hot water technology to provide home heating and hot water from a single source. The Integrated HVAC and Water Heating System Powered by Tankless Technology can be combined with Rheem cooling equipment to provide complete air and water home comfort conditioning.
“Hitachi is advancing innovation in HVAC as the company expands and restructures its global research and development services,” notes Andrew Humphreys, Editor-in-Chief of UBM Canon Data Products Group. “With the release of a new solar-activated air-conditioning system, Hitachi expects annual sales of the product to reach $60 million by fiscal-year 2015.”
In recent decades, new construction techniques to make commercial buildings more air-tight have resulted in locking in air pollutants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) puts average air pollution levels at 2-5 times that of outdoor air. The result of broadening consumer awareness of indoor air pollution issues has created a need for equipment that will reduce air pollutants.
Panasonic's WhisperComfort Spot Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) is a revolutionary product. The ERV exhausts stale air from inside the home and replaces it with fresh air from outdoors, providing affordable spot or whole-house ventilation requirements. The fans are designed for continuous, low-rate, balance airflow to ventilate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other indoor air pollutants. As air is brought in from the outside, the capillary core inside the fan transfers heat and moisture to the supply air.
U.S. Appliance Industry Manufacturing Focus 2011: HVAC gives professionals working in or servicing the appliance industry insight into new technologies that will impact consumer buying trends on a global scale. This report identifies market leaders by appliance type while assessing the technology these manufacturers are developing. This report will also help appliance industry professionals understand the potential challenges and opportunities within the HVAC segment.
U.S. Appliance Industry Manufacturing Focus 2011: HVAC is available for purchase at www.ApplianceMagazine.com/MarketResearch
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