HVACR remains one of the most unique industries as it is comprised of professionals from many different sectors and career disciplines. Collectively they address the goals; however, day-to-day work practices often look very different. That is why the AHR Expo 2023 Trend Report was created—to provide a thoughtful connection point for attendees with the goal of identifying the state of the industry ahead of the show in Atlanta on February 6–8.
To compile the report, respondents were asked to reflect on opportunities, threats, and challenges to be considered for the near future as well as feedback regarding discussions happening in their specific areas of expertise. Some key takeaways include the following:
- Regulations remain a driving force towards a cleaner future: decarbonization, green transition, new standards with quicker onboarding, M1 and refrigerant updates
- The built environment is evolving: new demands for efficiency, IT and the connected consumer, automation, awareness of longterm benefit with higher performing systems
- Supply chain recovery: new practices adapted out of necessity, new ways of moving product across the chain, rebounding and future planning, transportation models
- Inflation and recession: the new role of HVACR in the budget
- Workforce and training: the need for a strong and skilled workforce, projected increasing demands for the industry
- Expansion, growth, and meeting demand: managing multiple areas of growth within the industry, educating first the workforce, and secondly the end user, managing and meeting expectations—the consumer is more involved than ever
You can read the entire report here.
Source: AHR Expo