How Smartphone Apps are Having an Impact on the HVAC Industry

How Smartphone Apps are Having an Impact on the HVAC Industry

One might imagine that HVAC company owners are just as apt to be won over by smartphones and the business apps that can be loaded onto them as any other business owner.  There are accounting apps, calendar apps, reminder apps, payment apps, and so many other varieties that can make business operation much easier.  However, smartphone apps are really beginning to play a bigger part in HVAC operation these days.

For a while now, it has been possible to install HVAC system controls directly on phones and tablets, which makes it possible for property owners to have better handling of their spaces.  Combined with sensors and controls, these smartphone options can even allow for diagnosis, and as-needed maintenance programs.

Still, though, the smart device capabilities don’t end there.  The HVAC technicians in this nation have long expressed a desire for an easier method of balancing systems.  Well, as it turns out, there is now an app for that!  The award-winning app could truly be a revolution in this industry, drastically cutting down the amount of time required to get new- and existing systems properly balanced.  This could also result in great energy savings for home owners, because the balancing often results in greatly improved system efficiency.

The application is being referred to as PredictAir and must be used with the developers balancing equipment, so there will be an upfront expense for HVAC operations.  However, according to the reviews, this app could prove to be well worth the investment.  Gone, according to the developers, are the days of taking traverse readings and K factor calculations.  The app has a built-in library of diffusers, so adjustments to calibration can be made instantly, without the need for the traditional measurements and calculations.

This is just one of the many ways that smartphone technology is changing the HVAC industry.  Undoubtedly, this is only the tip of the coming iceberg.