HVAC Trends for 2023
The New Year marks a time for self-reflection, goal setting and planning for the year ahead. As the cost of virtually everything continues to climb, folks are planning more than they ever have in an attempt to save money and soften the blow.
Energy is a key area of focus for many – The cost of which continues to climb. Simultaneously, the technological advances to help us control the energy we consume (and the potential savings as a result) are compelling.
In this blog, we list some of the bigger HVAC industry trends we are expecting in 2023 as people look to control their energy costs.
Smart thermostats have been around for some time, but they are becoming more mainstream, more user friendly, and less expensive. Many top brands offer smart thermostats for under $100.00, and power companies have programs offering discounted systems to their customers.
More importantly, they work, and the savings you can achieve are very real. By turning your heating and cooling systems on and off as needed, customers no longer have to pay to keep their systems on unnecessarily. Rather, these thermostats learn your habits and create a high degree of efficiency. In multi-zone homes, these systems can even heat and cool based on where you are in your home.
Heat Pumps and Mini Splits
These units continue to climb in popularity, particularly in our area. They are far more efficient than ducted air vent type units. Customers typically see a dramatic reduction in energy costs when switching to these systems. As a bonus, these systems can move your home from a fuel-based system to an electric based system. If you are adding solar panels to your home, this is a win/win solution for many residential customers.
Because these units are so much more efficient, the government is incentivizing folks to switch. For instance, heat pumps are incentivized as part of the Inflation Reduction Act that was recently signed into law. This incentive equates to a tax credit of up to $2,000 for the purchase and installation of a heat pump.
Costs Continue to Climb
Unfortunately, the story isn’t as rosy as it sounds. With demand applying more pressure on an already strained supply chain, the cost of these systems has gone up in recent months. This is coupled with new regulatory changes for 2023 to certain systems that manufactures are catching up on.
Our Advice to You
Plan ahead as much as possible for installs on certain units. If you priced out an install a couple years ago, chances are it has changed quite a bit. Additionally, do your research on state and federal government incentives so that you don’t miss out on significant savings.
Lastly, speak with McMackin Mechanical for an accurate quote and to schedule your install. Our team can consult with you to ensure you choose the right system for your home and help you achieve the energy efficiency you expect.
Ready to get started on an install? Give our office a call and member of our team will be happy to assist you.