Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are packing up your things at your office and miles away at your home, the range turns on to cook dinner. The AC system is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s added heat. When you arrive home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is made, and your home is at the perfect temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the kind of advanced home interconnectivity that is available 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 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 concentrating 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 cooling systems work.”

Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy usage and routine maintenance such as air filter replacement. Future systems may even be able to diagnose a potential equipment failure before it takes place and notify your heating and air conditioning repair company to call you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with the knowledge about the issue 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 residents and actually send heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.

“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Also, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific areas as needed to improve comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are driving the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient heating and air conditioning systems. “As millennials purchase their homes, they expect their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to track and adapt themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also find that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those effects 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 future. Right now many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase 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 Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts in Windsor 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 comfortable and safe all winter long.

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