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In an age of technology and information, professional contractors can no longer ignore the fact that the residential HVAC industry has fallen behind the times in the way of technology. With the massive impact high-efficiency air conditioning and heating has on decarbonization, why is it that on average, 80% of all replacement systems are still the lowest-possible efficiency rating?

The answer is simple: The majority of the HVAC industry is operating with an antiquated and disconnected mentality. Until now, the industry has lagged behind in providing the modern technological conveniences consumers demand. Now a new, technology-driven, and consumer-centric era is present, and the age of technician-based recommendations has come to an end.

All great mechanisms of progress go through periods of growth and evolution. From industry to the internet, we have witnessed tremendous revolutions and disruptions. These exponential advancements have led us to web version 3.0 — the next generation of modern technology. Web 3.0 is now expanding its disruption in the home services industry.

Energy Savings and AI Technology.

CONVENIENT: With AI technology, consumers can now transparently determine the current operating condition and efficiency of their residential HVAC system. (Courtesy of Darren Dixon)

This disruptive technology is providing consumers with a modern, informative, and more efficient experience. By combining AI technology in conjunction with a proprietary mix of sales tools, fintech products, and diagnostic processes, consumers can now transparently determine the current operating condition and efficiency of their residential HVAC system.

The technology can analyze all impacting external factors and assist technicians in identifying every potential improvement opportunity, while immediately communicating all the information to the consumer in a way that allows them to make a self-serve, confident, and informed decision.

This transparent flow of information allows consumers to make informed decisions when choosing to replace their current HVAC product with a higher-efficiency system rather than a base efficiency model. This net-zero approach resonates with consumers. When presented with the information this way, nearly 80% of consumers choose the high-efficiency, environmentally friendly equipment.

Net-zero recommendations use an algorithm that takes into consideration key indicating factors to the current system's performance. Once calculated, the most cost-effective solution is provided to the consumer.

Informed consumers now evidence, consistently, when given the choice between paying higher electric bills or letting the savings created by high-efficiency HVAC equipment pay for greater levels of comfort inside of the home, the choice is simple.

The upcoming DOE regulatory changes going into effect on January 1, 2023, will require the rest of contractors to adapt to a more knowledge-based technological experience.

Consumers want to be informed; they want to know how their purchase will impact their home, their finances, and the planet.