Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are collecting your things at the office and miles away at your home, the oven turns on to prepare dinner. The air conditioner is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s extra 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 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 transformed our lives in part because they permitted countless 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 concentrating 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 HVAC system works.”

Smart thermostats and newer, updated HVAC systems can already send notifications to you about energy use and regular maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems might even be able to recognize a possible equipment failure before it occurs and alert your heating and cooling repair company to call you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with prior knowledge about the issue and the necessary parts to repair it.

Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will determine which rooms are in use by people in the home and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those areas.

“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for many years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific areas as needed to enhance comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials help drive the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient HVAC systems. “As millennials purchase their homes, they require their home systems like HVAC to not only do what they are told, but to observe and adapt themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those consequences of their heating and cooling systems.”

While right now is the right time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the future. For the next several weeks 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 season of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Naples 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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