Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are gathering up your things at work and miles away at your home, the range turns on to make dinner. The AC system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s extra heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you enter, dinner is ready, and your home is at the perfect temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the kind of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable now and 2017 could be a crucial year for advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system functions as part of the team.

“Smart phones radically changed our lives in part because they enabled thousands of apps to make our lives easier and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We predict that in 2017, developers will be centering on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact instead of 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 messages to you about energy utilization and standard 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 takes place and alert your HVAC repair company to call you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will come with advance knowledge about the problem and the required 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 direct heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for several years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will center 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 invest in their homes, they want their home systems like HVAC to not only do what they are told, but to monitor and adjust themselves and to proactively send notifications 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 the right 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. For the next several weeks many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you invest in an AC system. Heating tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest months of the year. Call Coastal Service Experts in Savannah today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.

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