Imagine it: you are collecting your things at work and miles away at your home, the oven turns 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 get home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is ready, and your home is at the ideal temperature.
That’s the dream! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is accessible now and 2017 could be a pivotal year for advancements in how your home’s HVAC system functions as part of the team.
“Smart phones radically changed our lives in part because they enabled numerous apps to make our lives less challenging and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We predict that in 2017, developers will be focusing on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact opposed to being siloed, and this will result in 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 usage and routine maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems might even be able to diagnose a likely equipment failure before it happens and alert your heating and air conditioning repair company to call you and arrange a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with advance knowledge about the malfunction and the necessary parts to repair it.
Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will determine which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those areas.
“Zoned heating and cooling 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 focus on heating and cooling specific areas 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 heating and cooling systems. “As millennials buy their homes, they require their home systems like heating and cooling to not only do what they are told, but to observe and modify themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those implications of their heating and cooling systems.”
While right now is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to look into savings that will pay off in the coming months. Right now many Service Experts centers are giving free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Heating tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Stevenson Service Experts in Dayton today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your heating equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.