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 make dinner. The air conditioning 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 a comfortable temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the kind of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable 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 focusing on more new apps that allow all your home’s systems and appliances to 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 sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy use and regular maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems may even be able to recognize 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 come with the knowledge about the problem and the needed parts to repair it.

Another work in progress is the use of infrared heat sensing within the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by residents and actually direct 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 focus 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 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 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 a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to benefit from savings that will pay off in the future. Currently many Service Experts centers are providing 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 coolest time 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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