Infographic: Top 3 HVAC Expert Predictions for 2013

2013 HVAC TrendsEconomic prospects are looking up for the HVAC industry in 2013 as those involved in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and related industries see potential for growth.

A resurgence in the housing market as well as a consumer interest and investment in “green” HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment, will stimulate the industry this year, according to a new report from energy market research publisher SBI Energy.

Goodway’s blog interviewed seven industry experts, including our own Tim Kane, Goodway’s President and Tim Robb, Goodway’s Director, Digital Marketing & Strategic Business Development, to get their top three predictions for HVAC in 2013.

In this blog post, we’re going to share one prediction each from Kane and Robb. We present all twenty-plus predictions in our infographic.

Kane expects a continued flight to quality/efficiency-based heating and cooling appliances.

“In terms of ‘hot’ products I think we will continue to see very strong sales for independent AC appliance sales with mini-splits leading the way,” he says. “The trend is toward smaller ‘package’ style units that work autonomously and are oftentimes more efficient than the older integral building HVAC systems.”

Robb predicts that regional energy efficiency standards will be increasing in stature, promoting national reviews of HVAC power usage.

“We see it in California where the utilities are in direct conversation with the HVAC industry associations to better manage HVAC power consumption. In some states HVAC represents over 50%-65% of all power consumption,” Robb says. “While new systems will undoubtedly be more energy efficient, other technologies like whole house fans and cogeneration with solar and domestic hot water will likely emerge quicker. Additionally, newer and more efficient maintenance tools and procedures will become more important to energy efficiency.”

You can read the rest of the predictions from Robb and Kane in our infographic.

In our infographic we also present the top three predictions of:

  • Emil Salazar, a market analyst at SBI Energy
  • Christopher M. Burney, Executive Director of Planning, Design, and Construction, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Mark Lowry, Executive Vice President, RSES: The HVACR Training Authority
  • Robert Baker, Managing Director, BBJ Consulting
  • Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist, The Associated General Contractors of America

Next steps:

Download Goodway’s 2013 HVAC Trends Infographic with Insight from 7 HVAC Experts.

4 comments


  • I am seeing a lot of mixed reports/signals. On one hand building seems to be recovering but there are still many vacant locations. It seems like many homeowners are still looking at the initial installation costs and not what their equipment will actually cost them throughout the lifetime. Many are still choosing minimum efficiency despite the legitimate investment of energy efficient equipment.

    February 19, 2013
  • It seems like there is much pent up demand for new air conditioning systems. There is also new technologies and some that use combination of products to realize energy savings. We are hoping that banks will loosen lending more so homeowners can reasonably afford to make energy efficient upgrades. Creditors are still tight and many homeowners appear strapped for cash or cannot get lending approval.

    March 3, 2013
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  • […] that our Tamiami HVAC repair technicians can suggest. Goodway’s President, Tim Kane also feels that smaller packaged units that are more energy efficient will become the new […]

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