Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Imagine it: you are gathering up your things at the office and miles away at your home, the oven powers on to cook dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and lowers the temperature 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 perfect temperature.

That’s the goal! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable now and 2017 could be a pivotal 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 allowed numerous 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 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 sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy use and routine maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems might even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it occurs and notify your heating and air conditioning repair company to call you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home 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 in the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by residents and actually send heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.

“Zoned heating and cooling 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. “Furthermore, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to upgrade 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 invest in their homes, they want their home systems like HVAC to not only do what they are told, but to track and modify themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those implications of their HVAC systems.”

While early 2017 is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the coming months. Right now many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy 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 coldest months of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Memphis today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

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