Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are collecting your things at work and miles away at your home, the range powers on to prepare dinner. The AC system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s extra heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you enter, dinner is made, and your home is at the perfect temperature.

That’s the dream! And also the kind of advanced home interconnectivity that is accessible now and 2017 could be a pivotal year for advancements in how your home’s heating and cooling systems function as part of the team.

“Smart phones transformed our lives in part because they enabled numerous apps to make our lives simpler and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We forecast that in 2017, developers will be centering on more new apps that permit all your home’s systems and appliances to interact opposed to being siloed, and this will create breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”

Smart thermostats and newer, updated HVAC systems can already send notifications to you about energy use and routine maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems might even be able to recognize a potential equipment failure before it occurs and alert your heating and cooling repair company to contact you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with advance knowledge about the issue and the required parts to repair it.

Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing within the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.

“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the HVAC industry for several years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to enhance comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are driving the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient HVAC systems. “As millennials invest in their homes, they require their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to monitor and adapt themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also find that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those consequences of their heating and air conditioning systems.”

While right now is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to look into savings that will pay off in the coming months. For the next several weeks many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you invest in an AC system. Seasonal tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in North America today to schedule a complimentary in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.

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