Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are gathering up your things at work and miles away at your home, the oven kicks on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s extra heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is ready, and your home is at a comfortable temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable now and 2017 could be a crucial year for advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system functions as part of the team.

“Smart phones transformed our lives in part because they allowed 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 result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and cooling systems work.”

Smart thermostats and sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy usage and regular maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems might even be able to identify a potential equipment failure before it takes place and alert your heating and cooling repair company to reach out to you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with advance knowledge about the issue and the necessary parts to repair it.

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

“Zoned heating and cooling 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. “Also, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific rooms or groups of rooms as needed to upgrade 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 invest in 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 find that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those implications of their heating and air conditioning systems.”

While right now is a great 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. Right now many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you purchase an air conditioner. Heating tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Fort Wayne today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your heating equipment is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

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