Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are collecting your things at the office and miles away at your home, the stove turns on to prepare dinner. The AC system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s extra heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is made, 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 an essential 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 numerous apps to make our lives less challenging and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We anticipate 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 regular maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems might even be able to recognize a likely equipment failure before it happens and notify your heating and air conditioning repair company to contact 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 conclude which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those areas.

“Zoned HVAC 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. “Also, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific rooms or groups of rooms as needed to upgrade comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are helping to drive the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient heating and cooling systems. “As millennials purchase 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 find that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those effects 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. Currently 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. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 warm and cozy all winter long.

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