Envision it: you are packing up your things at your office and miles away at your home, the range kicks on to cook dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s extra heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is made, and your home is at the perfect 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 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 concentrating on more new apps that permit all your home’s systems and appliances to interact versus being siloed, and this will include breakout new advancements in how your home’s HVAC system works.”
Smart thermostats and sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send notifications 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 HVAC repair company to contact you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will come with prior knowledge about the malfunction and the required parts to repair it.
Another feature in the making 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 rooms.
“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific regions of the home 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 air conditioning systems. “As millennials buy their homes, they want 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 early 2017 is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to look into savings that will pay off in the future. Currently many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy 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.