As an Heating, Ventilation, & A/C engineer, I have been asked many times “what do you suppose Heating, Ventilation, & A/C units will be like in 100 years from now?” My answer is extensive so I decided to write it down.
To start off, I know that most of the air conditioners & boilers my buddy and I use this week will be rare or even unheard of & they will be updated by newer & better tech, like in wall air conditioners & heat absorbing air conditioners. Another major change I expect to see is an increase of efficiency, furnaces & central air conditioners will be way more effective & not as fancy to run all the time! With the rise in solar technology, I know that all central air conditioners & many window air conditioners will be run by solar power, & most boilers will be run by other more cost effective methods. I know that many older Heating, Ventilation, & A/C units like window air conditioners & portable space heaters will altogether become extinct from lack of use. One special Heating, Ventilation, & A/C machine that I know will still be in use even in one hundred years from now is the smart control units. Smart control units can be modified & used on almost any air conditioner, whole-dwelling air purifier, or furnace. This also goes for new & advanced Heating, Ventilation, & A/C units that are fresh on the market, even aged versions of smart control units are able to connect to some of the newest heating & cooling business technology. I suppose that in one hundred years Heating, Ventilation, & A/C will be more convenient & modern than it is this week.