Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are collecting your things at your office and miles away at your home, the range turns on to cook dinner. The AC system is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s extra heat. When you come 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 sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is accessible now and 2017 could be a crucial year for advancements in how your home’s heating and cooling systems function as part of the team.

“Smart phones radically changed our lives in part because they permitted numerous apps to make our lives less challenging and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We predict that in 2017, developers will be centering on more new apps that permit all your home’s systems and appliances to interact opposed to being siloed, and this will include 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 utilization and routine maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems might even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it occurs and send a message to your heating and cooling repair company to call you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with advance knowledge about the malfunction and the needed parts to repair it.

Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing within the home that will conclude which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.

“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for many years, and that will remain a large opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will center on heating and cooling specific areas 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 HVAC 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 monitor and modify themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those consequences of their HVAC systems.”

While February is the right time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a good time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the future. Right now many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Heating tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call D & K Heating Service Experts in Belleville today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a furnace tune up to make sure your heating equipment is ready to keep you comfortable and safe all winter long.

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