Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are collecting your things at your office and miles away at your home, the oven powers on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s extra heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is prepared, and your home is at the ideal temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is available 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 radically changed our lives in part because they allowed countless apps to make our lives simpler and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We predict that in 2017, developers will be concentrating on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact opposed to being siloed, and this will include breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”

Smart thermostats and sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy use and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems could even be able to identify a potential equipment failure before it occurs and alert your heating and cooling repair company to reach out to you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with prior knowledge about the malfunction and the necessary parts to repair it.

Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing within the home that will conclude which rooms are in use by people in the home and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the HVAC industry for many years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to upgrade comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials help drive the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient HVAC systems. “As millennials buy their homes, they want their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to track and adjust themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those effects of their HVAC systems.”

While right now is an ideal 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. Currently many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Girard today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.

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