Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are gathering up your things at your office and miles away at your home, the oven kicks on to cook dinner. The AC system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s additional heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you enter, dinner is made, and your home is at the ideal temperature.

That’s the dream! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is accessible 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 permitted 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 centering on more new apps that allow all your home’s systems and appliances to interact opposed to being siloed, and this will create breakout new advancements in how your home’s HVAC system works.”

Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send notifications to you about energy use and standard maintenance such as air filter replacement. Future systems could even be able to determine a possible equipment failure before it happens and alert your heating and cooling repair company to call you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with the knowledge about the problem and the required parts to repair it.

Another work in progress is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will determine which rooms are in use by residents and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to improve comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are driving 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 track and modify themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those consequences of their HVAC systems.”

While February is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to look into savings that will pay off in the upcoming seasons. 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 buy an air conditioning system. Seasonal tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth 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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