Forthcoming technological advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) could positively impact the field of HVACR.
AI is being utilized throughout various industries (ex: defense, medicine, technology) for early identification of problems, leading to improved response times and additional lives saved. This same technology may one day support HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration) professionals with the precise diagnosis and repair of a part before a system failure occurs.
AI OFFERS HVACR TIME-SAVING PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE
HVACR engineers install, maintain, and repair complex mechanical systems that control indoor climates. These technicians must often physically inspect numerous individual components to find the root of the problem when a system is not in good working order.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and scientists are currently studying how AI can be developed to serve the HVACR industry. AI tools may be able to pinpoint an area of decline – circuit board, duct, fan motor, pipe, safety switch, vents, thermostat, etc. – and immediately send a report in advance of total system failure.
HVACR technicians could avoid time wasted on painstaking parts inspection with assistance from AI. They can skip ahead to procuring the correct replacement item that will prevent downtime. Reductions in late-night and weekend emergency calls would save time, hassle, and expense for building managers and tenants in addition to HVACR professionals.
Constant indoor/outdoor temperature monitoring and adjustment by an AI system would also help increase a space’s energy efficiency, decrease operating costs, and improve the comfort level of occupants.
The HVACR industry still faces hurdles that must be overcome before successfully integrating AI tools across different business types. More time is needed to properly analyze research data and determine the best solutions for each system, but the possibilities are within reach.
As we look toward the future, AI offers exciting potential for applications that are sure to benefit HVACR specialists, their customers, and the environment.