Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are gathering up your things at your office and miles away at your home, the range turns on to make dinner. The AC system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s extra heat. When you arrive home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is made, and your home is at a comfortable temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the type of advanced home interconnectivity that is available now and 2017 could be a pivotal year for advancements in how your home’s heating and cooling systems function as part of the team.

“Smart phones revolutionized our lives in part because they enabled countless 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 focusing on more new apps that permit all your home’s systems and appliances to interact versus being siloed, and this will result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s HVAC system works.”

Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy utilization and routine maintenance such as air filter replacement. Future systems might even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it takes place and send a message to your heating and cooling repair company to contact you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with advance knowledge about the malfunction and the necessary parts to repair it.

Another feature in the making 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 HVAC systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the HVAC industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to improve comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are helping to drive 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 cooling to not only do what they are told, but to observe and adapt themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those effects of their HVAC systems.”

While February is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a good time to look into 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 purchase an air conditioner. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Freschi Service Experts in Concord today to schedule a complimentary in-home estimate or to set up a furnace tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you comfortable and safe all winter long.

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