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ZEN Industries eNewsletter:
September 2020

The Future of HVAC

What Technologies will Change the HVAC World?

The Future of HVACIt’s often true that people don’t like change, fearing the uncertainty it can bring.

However, the one industry where change is often embraced with enthusiasm, is Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

From the time air conditioning was introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, advances in HVAC technology have been at the forefront of improving lives and, in many ways, making the modern world possible.

Those advances have never slowed, and they may be accelerating. Perhaps that is why the HVAC industry looks forward to continued demand even in the face of a world-wide slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s ahead? What new technologies should we be watching?

Digital Controls and Energy Efficiency

According to an article in IoT for All, The Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence are radically transforming the way HVAC works. In the 135-year history of HVAC technology, nothing has even come close in terms of impact.

Developing is a world in which IoT sensors transmit data to the cloud for processing by AI analytics engines. HVAC and IoT connect through commands produced by the AI algorithms and delivered to local thermostats to optimize and control HVAC units. You can read more by visiting the article The Future of HVAC Lies in AI and IoT.

Non-electronic technologies affecting the future of HVAC include:

  • Solar Thermal technology has already been installed in over 1200 facilities, including hotels, shopping centers, and commercial buildings. Companies that produce solar-thermal chillers say they use 30–90% less electricity than the conventional air conditioners.
  • Responsive Windows are being experimented with. These are panels made of thermo-bimetals. When exposed to the sun, one side expands faster than the other, causing the metal to curl. No controls are required. Precise manufacturing can make the bimetal open for airflow, constrict to seal, and raise to provide shading.

Ductwork is a Constant Now and Tomorrow

Spiral and Rectangular Ductwork from ZEN IndustriesIn a world of change, it’s comforting to know there are reliable partners with great reputations that can help you through every challenge in the years ahead.

At ZEN Industries, we work hard to be the ductwork fabricator of choice for architects, contractors, and project managers across the country.

ZEN provides a comprehensive array of products for HVAC contractors and large construction projects. In addition to Spiral Ductwork, ZEN features Double Wall Spiral, Rectangular Ductwork, PCD Ductwork, and Specialty Ductwork.

Just as new HVAC systems are built to be flexible and responsive to conditions, we treat each project as a challenge to meet your timeline, budget, and special needs, including specialty materials ranging from Galvanized G-90 and Stainless Steel to PCD Polyvinyl Coated duct.

Would you like to learn more? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Beyond Fabrication

Duct Drawings from ZEN M.E.P.For those in the HVAC industry looking to streamline operations, reduce estimating and installation errors, and increase their profits, our ZEN M.E.P. division has the experience to handle all your duct drawing and HVAC estimating needs.

The distinct advantage of using our Duct Drawing service is dependable error reduction. No more ill-fitting pieces or sorting through a jig-saw puzzle of delivered ductwork.

Working in a virtual 3D environment, we number and develop a schedule of everything unique about each piece of duct. This enables us to find collisions and minimize design mistakes, ensuring precision fits, including connections and supports.

The efficiency and precision of our duct drawings has one focus. By reducing the production time of duct drawings, we provide a direct savings in time and money, making your job more profitable.

Would you like to learn more? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!


Success is All About Great Service

Founded in 1999 on a set of unbreakable core principles, ZEN strives to provide top-quality fabrication, advice, and planning for our customers.

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price is competitive with the best in the industry. Of course, ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge with unbeatable service, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer.

Learn more at www.ZENindustries.com

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