Envision it: you are collecting your things at work and miles away at your home, the oven kicks 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 the perfect temperature.
That’s the ideal experience! And also the type 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 revolutionized our lives in part because they permitted countless apps to make our lives simpler 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 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 newer, updated HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy usage and regular maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems might even be able to diagnose a possible equipment failure before it occurs and notify your HVAC repair company to contact you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with prior knowledge about the issue and the required parts to repair it.
Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will conclude which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.
“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for many years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific rooms or groups of rooms 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 heating and cooling systems. “As millennials buy their homes, they require their home systems like heating and cooling 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 HVAC systems.”
While right now is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to benefit from savings that will pay off in the coming months. 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 complimentary in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.