Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are packing up your things at the office and miles away at your home, the oven powers on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s additional heat. When you arrive home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is ready, and your home is at the ideal temperature.

That’s the goal! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable now and 2017 could be a crucial 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 easier and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We anticipate that in 2017, developers will be centering on more new apps that allow 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 HVAC system works.”

Smart thermostats and sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy use and regular maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems might even be able to determine a possible equipment failure before it takes place and alert your heating and cooling repair company to contact you and arrange a technician’s visit. The technician will come with advance knowledge about the problem and the needed parts to repair it.

Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing inside the home that will decifer 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 largest 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 regions of the home as needed to improve 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 air conditioning systems. “As millennials purchase their homes, they require their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to observe and modify themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those effects of their heating and air conditioning systems.”

While early 2017 is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the coming months. Currently many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Seasonal tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call Roland J. Down Service Experts in Albany today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

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