Costs of labor, fuel, and food costs will all climb in 2023 along with new rules and increasing competition worldwide. These won't impede the plumbing sector’s expansion, which continues to be a pillar of every structure. However, several intriguing improvements that are already taking place have the potential to influence how we view and utilize plumbing systems in the future.
New plumbing inventions are released every year, and the plumbing sector is always evolving. Following are some trends that the plumbing business may expect to see a lot of over the coming few years:
Trend No. 1: Solar Energy Being Frequently Used In HVAC Systems.
We are increasingly more conscious of the extent to which our ostensibly "harmless" human actions can harm the environment. With this understanding, interest in switching to solar energy among households and companies is rising. The same is true of HVAC systems. Solar-powered HVAC systems are now widely available as a choice for customers who wish to reduce their carbon footprint whilst saving money on energy expenditures.
Trend No. 2: Favoring More Environmentally Friendly Options
People are getting more interested in eco-friendly plumbing cleaning supplies in addition to the growing interest in using renewable energy in plumbing systems. For the sake of their families, our environment, and the planet, people want to utilize safe plumbing cleaning products.
Numerous new items that are safer than conventional ones have been developed as a result of the preference for environmentally friendly plumbing & cleaning options. These innovative products use natural components instead of dangerous chemicals that are bad for the environment and individuals. We can only anticipate seeing more variations of these products lining the shelves of every grocery shop in 2023.
Trend No. 3: Utilizing Intelligent, Energy-Saving Plumbing Systems
Even if we aren't using smart technology, we cannot avoid it. Our houses, automobiles, and refrigerators all have smart assistants, and they are just going to get smarter in the future.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that there are smart-home technology advancements in plumbing. These systems track water use and alert customers to problems with their current pipes or toilets using sensors and software. Additionally, they can link up with home automation programs, which may be operated remotely using a smartphone app.
The popularity of these products is rising quickly as well. According to the Kitchen & Bath Market Index, 89% of consumers said they prefer to install a smart plumbing system in their homes, given that they are inexpensive (Krawcke, 2022).
Plumbing trends for 2023 will also include consideration of energy-efficient plumbing. In California, for instance, the phase-out of gas-powered furnaces and water heaters by 2030 was approved in 2022. (Wells, 2022). In order to replace their outdated gas-powered systems with more energy-efficient ones, homeowners are therefore less inclined to do so.
Trend No. 4: Increasing 3D Printer Usage And Applications
A relatively recent development, the 3D printer allows users to design three-dimensional objects in the comfort of their own homes or workplaces. In order to produce unique parts for installations in both commercial and residential plumbing, this technology has been applied to plumbing.
The broad adoption of 3D printing technology in the plumbing industry in 2023 will unleash a wealth of new opportunities. Plumbing systems can use customized components that can be installed on-site, like as valves and fittings. The technique also makes it possible to create parts that aren't typically made in regular shapes or sizes.
This technology can be utilized to produce new tools which will make dealing with pipes simpler and more effective in addition to creating customized parts.
Trend No. 5: Increased Interest In Learning Plumbing Skills
Unquestionably, the outlook for the economy is gloomy as we reach 2023. Many people are hesitant to spend money on home renovations, especially plumbing and pipe repair, as a result of the widespread layoffs taking place right now around the nation. Instead, we are witnessing a rise in demand for DIY DVDs and home study courses that teach plumbing skills. As consumers attempt to cut costs on repairs and upkeep, we anticipate that this trend will continue.
However, we do not consider this tendency to be unfavorable. It's a good thing that more individuals are eager to learn how to repair water leaks and handle plumbing difficulties on their own because it allows homeowners to take care of minor problems before they become more problematic. With the correct information, individuals will also be better equipped to comprehend why some tasks, such as slab leak repair, for instance, finally call for the services of qualified plumbers.