Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Imagine it: you are packing up your things at your office and miles away at your home, the oven turns on to cook dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s added heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, 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 HVAC 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 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 sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy usage and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems could even be able to determine 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 come with the knowledge about the problem 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 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 huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to enhance 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 buy their homes, they require their home systems like heating and cooling to not only do what they are told, but to monitor and modify themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also find that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those consequences of their heating and cooling systems.”

While early 2017 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 providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you purchase an air conditioner. 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 free 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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