Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are collecting your things at work and miles away at your home, the oven turns on to prepare dinner. The air conditioner is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s additional heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is ready, and your home is at a comfortable temperature.

That’s the goal! And also the kind 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 revolutionized our lives in part because they allowed countless apps to make our lives easier and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We forecast that in 2017, developers will be concentrating on more new apps that allow all your home’s systems and appliances to interact versus being siloed, and this will include breakout new advancements in how your home’s HVAC system works.”

Smart thermostats and newer, updated HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy usage and regular maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems might even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it happens and notify your heating and air conditioning repair company to contact you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will come with the knowledge about the malfunction and the needed parts to repair it.

Another work in progress 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 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. “Furthermore, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific rooms or groups of rooms 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 heating and cooling 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 track and adjust themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also notice 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 a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a good time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the upcoming seasons. Right now 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 invest in an AC system. Seasonal tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Medina today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a furnace tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

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